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Startech PCIe SATA 3 Controller With Mini-Sas Sff-8087 Connector / Mfr. No.: Pexsat34sff

Startech PCIe SATA 3 Controller With Mini-Sas Sff-8087 Connector / Mfr. No.: Pexsat34sff
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Item Number: sta-pexsat34sff
Vendor Number: PEXSAT34SFF
Vendor: Startech.Com
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Add Internal SATA III (6Gbps) support to a computer through a single Mini SAS (SFF-8087) port. The PEXSAT34SFF PCI Express 2.0 SATA Controller Card enables 4 AHCI SATA III connections to be added to a computer through a single internal Mini-SAS (SFF-8087) connector.

The Mini-SAS connector with Port Multiplier support allows for multiple SATA drives (up to 7) to be connected using a single cable. When used with our SAS8087S4100" text="Mini-SAS to 4x SATA breakout cable or SATSAS425BK" text="Mini-SAS SFF-8087 backplane (accessories not included, SAS drives not supported), you have a complete internal 6Gbps connectivity solution, all from a single card.

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 computers that use a BIOS.)

Compliant with SATA revision 3.0, this PCI Express SATA RAID card delivers up to 6Gbps of data bandwidth; ideal for high performance hard drives and solid state drives (SSD). Plus, the controller card offers an effective hardware RAID solution, with native RAID (0, 1, 1+0) support.

Throughput Benchmark

Drive configuration
Drive size

1 x HDD
112.81 MB/s
2 TB

1 x SSD
490.28 MB/S
120 GB

1 x HDD + 1 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode)
489.28 MB/s
2 TB

1 x HDD + 2 x SSD HyperDuo (Safe Mode)
715.13 MB/s
2 TB

Drives Used:
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 Series 2.5" 120 GB (VTX3-25SAT3-120G)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 3.5" 2 TB (WD20EARS)

Software Used:
IO Meter, 256KB Sequential Read, queue depth = 10

The PEXSAT34SFF PCIe SATA 6G card is backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Note: The PEXSAT34SFF does not support SAS hard drives. You can connect multiple SATA hard drives to the card's SAS connector using a breakout cable such as the SAS8087S4100" text="Mini-SAS to 4x SATA breakout cable.

General Information
Manufacturer Part NumberPEXSAT34SFF
Manufacturer Website Address
Product NamePCIe SATA Controller Card
Packaged Quantity1
Product TypeSATA Controller

Technical Information

Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x2
Controller TypeSerial ATA/600
RAID SupportedYes
RAID Levels0+1


Total Number of SAS Ports4
Number of SAS Ports (Internal)4
SAS Connector Details1 SFF-8087

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorPlug-in Card
Card HeightLow-profile
Weight (Approximate)1.41 oz


Package Contents
  • PCI Express SATA III RAID Controller with Internal Mini-SAS SFF-8087 Connector
  • 1 x Low Profile Bracket
  • 1 x Driver CD
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
Platform SupportedMac
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS


Limited Warranty2 Year
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