PCI Express to Serial ATA RAID (SATA/eSATA 6Gb/s) 2/2 Port Host Adapter A-520

PCI Express to SATA More Like This Utilizing a high performance x2 PCIe 2.0 connection, the A-331 host adapter is designed for demanding professional end users with throughput of 500MB/s per direction. Providing four 6Gb/s channels, the A-331's versatility allows configuration as JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 10. Moreover, the A-331 uses a Marvell 88SE92xx SATA 6G Controller with HyperDuo, allowing deployments of lightning fast SSDs in concert with high capacity HDDs in either Safe or Capacity Modes. Benchmarks of HyperDuo configurations show 80% of SSD performance (PCMark) at 1/3 the cost. The A-331 comes with its four internal SATA 6Gbps ports enabled by default; changing jumper settings allow exchange of up to two of the internal ports to the eSATA ports on the backplane of the card. The host adapter supports the older 1.5 and 3Gbps SATA standards. BIOS level settings are available for most RAID functions, while fine tuning and volume management tasks are handled with the supplied utility software for The Windows, or third party open source software under Linux.

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PCIE-SATA3R-01 PCI Express to Serial ATA RAID (SATA/eSATA 6Gb/s) 2/2 Port Host Adapter A-520 $60.00 Buy Now

Features and Specifications

Win32 x86Unix

CE Mark

Vista Ready

Seven Ready

Eight Ready

  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Compliant with Serial ATA Specification 3.0
  • Supports communication speeds of 6.0Gbps, 3.0Gbps, and 1.5Gbps
  • Supports Port Multiplier FIS based switching or command based switching
  • PCI Express x2 interface, and compatible with PCI Express x4, x8 and x16 slots
  • Compliant with PCI-Express Specification v2.0 and backward compatible with PCI-Express 1.x
  • Support RAID function: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and HyperDuo (Note: Not Supported RAID on PM)
  • Supports Windows XP/Vista/7/Server 2008 R2/8, Linux 2.6.x and above
  • Compatible with SATA 6G, 3G and 1.5G Hard Drives
  • Hot plug and Hot Swap
  • CE Approved
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Marvell 88SE92xx SATA 6G Controller Chip
Bus Interface
  • Host: PCI Express 2.0 x2
  • Peripheral: SATA, eSATA
  • Supports four independent Serial ATA channels
  • Data transfer rate up to 6.0 Gbps
SATA Connectors*
  • Four internal SATA connectors
  • Two external eSATA connectors
  • *only four of the total six ports can be used at any one time
System Requirements PC
  • PCI Express 2.0 equipped computer
  • The Windows XP/Vista/7/Server 2008 R2/8, and above 32/64 bit
  • Linux 2.6.x and above 32/64 bit
Package Includes
  • One (1) PCIe 2.0 Card
  • Driver CD-ROM
  • User guide


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