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2 external eSATA portsSupport for FIS and Command-based Port Multiplier technologyLarge capacity drive support with 48-bit Logical Block Addressing (LBA)Drive Hot-Plugging supportSupport for Native Command Queuing (NCQ)Fully compliant with the Serial ATA 2.5 specifications with transfer rates up to 3.0GbpsUses native PCI Express single chipsetIncludes a low profile/half-height installation bracketApplicationsAdd eSATA capabilities for high speed external storage to a workstation or serverAdd Port Multiplier capable eSATA ports for expanded external storage capabilityUpgrade from slower external connection methods to native SATA connectivityOS Compatibility Windows® 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003Mac OS® 10.x (tested up to 10.10)Linux
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This 2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller Adapter Card offers simple connectivity between a host computer and eSATA devices. Providing two eSATA ports the adapter card offers a cost-effective solution for connecting hot-pluggable, high-speed storage, and in turn allows for easier data backups and archiving.With full support for SATA 300 (SATA II) hard drives and data transfer speeds of up to 3 Gbps, the adapter card features a native PCI Express single chipset that provides enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for external SATA storage needs.The PCI Express eSATA controller card also features port multiplier capability with command-based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to a host PC or Mac desktop through a single external SATA connection.A dual profile solution, the eSATA controller card includes a low profile/half-height bracket for adapting to slimline or small form factor system applications.StarTech AdvantagePort Multiplier technology supports multi-drive external enclosures over a single eSATA cable at speeds up to 3.0GbpsSupports hard drives larger than 136GB with 48-bit LBA and a native PCI Express chipset instead of a bridge chip, to ensure fast, reliable operation