2 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card w/ 2 mSATA Slots and HyperDuo SSD Tiering
Part Number: STCPEXMSATA3422
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Ex VAT: £57.94
Combine SSD performance with HDD capacity to create a HyperDuo RAID array with 2 x mSATA and 2 x SATA drives through a single PCI Express slot
The PEXMSATA3422 PCI Express SATA Card helps you improve the overall speed and storage capacity of your computer by giving you multiple 6 Gbps SATA connections for connecting high-performance SSDs (Solid State Drives) and hard drives in a HyperDuo RAID array. Now, you can easily add two mSATA slots and two SATA III ports to your computer through a single PCIe x4 slot.
Featuring HyperDuo technology, the SATA card offers SSD auto-tiering which lets you balance the performance advantages of SSD storage with the cost-effectiveness and large capacity of standard hard drives. By combining SSD and HDD drives into a single volume (up to 3 SSD + 1 HDD), HyperDuo discreetly works in the background to identify and move frequently accessed files to the faster SSD drive(s) for improved data throughput – up to 80% of SSD performance! (Note: The HyperDuo automatic storage tiering feature is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP only)
This versatile RAID controller card helps to relieve the internal space constraints often associated with multi-drive configurations by letting you install two mSATA SSDs directly to the card via convenient, latching slots. With dual mSATA slots, as well as two internal SATA ports, the card offers an effective hardware RAID solution, with native RAID (0, 1) support.
The PCIe SATA controller also offers Port Multiplier (PM) support, so you can connect multiple SATA drives to just one port, for a total of 7 drives (up to 4 drives through PM on one port, plus a single drive to the other SATA port and two mSATA slots).
For added versatility, the controller card is equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers.
1 x HDD
1 x SSD
1 x HDD + 1 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode)
1 x HDD + 2 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode)
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 Series 2.5” 120 GB (VTX3-25SAT3-120G)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 3.5” 2 TB (WD20EARS)
IO Meter, 256KB Sequential Read, queue depth = 10
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Get the best of both worlds by combining SSD performance with standard HDD capacity, through HyperDuo technology
- Maximize your system capabilities with 2 internal mSATA SSD slots and SATA III connection speeds
- Increase your storage capacity and connect up to 7 hard drives through Port Multiplier
|Data transfer rate (max)
|Colour of product
|Server operating systems supported
||Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64, Windows Server 2012 x64
|Operating relative humidity (H-H)
||20 - 80%
|Operating temperature (T-T)
||5 - 50 °C
|Storage temperature (T-T)
||-25 - 70 °C
|Ports & interfaces
|Internal SATA ports quantity
|Linux operating systems supported
|Mac operating systems supported
||Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
|Windows operating systems supported
|Logical block addressing (LBA) support
||0, 1, 10, JBOD