Models: StarTech PEXSAT34RH And PEXSAT34SFF PCIe SATA III RAID Controller Cards
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This spring, StarTech introduced two new PCI Express SATA RAID controller cards. Based on Marvell's 88SE9230, the PEXSAT34RH and PEXSAT34SFF are fully compliant with the SATA 3.0 specifications and support hardware RAID 0, 1, and 1+0 modes. Port Multiplier FIS-based and Command-based switching is also supported on all ports, enabling multiple SATA drives to be connected using a single cable, for a total of 7 drives. Where the PEXSAT34RH and PEXSAT34SFF differ is the number and type of internal ports. Where the PEXSAT34RH has four SATA 6Gbps ports, the PEXSAT34SFF has a single Mini-SAS (SFF-8087) port that can be used with a Mini-SAS to 4x SATA breakout cable or Mini-SAS SFF-8087 backplane.

The PEXSAT34RH and PEXSAT34SFF also feature support for Marvell's HyperDuo SSD auto-tiering technology, which balances the performance advantages of SSD storage with the cost-effectiveness and large capacity of standard hard drives. The technology uses intelligent algorithms to automatically migrate hot data to SSDs, while enabling all data to be safely stored on larger capacity hard drives.

   StarTech PCIe SATA III RAID Controller Cards With HyperDuo
General Specifications
Part Numbers PEXSAT34RH
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile
Chipset Marvell 88SE9230
Industry Standards PCI Express 2.0
Serial ATA 3.0 specification

Connector Type PCI Express x2 Male
Internal Ports 4x SATA (PEXSAT34RH)

RAID Modes JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 10 (1+0; Striped set of Mirrored Subset)
LBA Support 48-bit
Max Drive Capacity Up to 4TB per drive
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)

Operating Temperature 5 ºC to 50 ºC
Storage Temperature -25 ºC to 70 ºC
Humidity 20% ~ 80% RH

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 20 x 70 x 120 mm (0.8 x 2.8 x 4.7 in)
Weight 50g (PEXSAT34RH)

Other Features
Supports HyperDuo SSD auto-tiering technology
Port Multiplier FIS-based and Command-based switching supported
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and ATA/ATAPI commands
Supports HDDs/SSDs/Optical/Blu-ray drives
LED headers for HDD activity LED indicators
Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
Two year warranty

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