This StarTech PEXESATA1 eSATA Controller Card turns a PCI Express (1x) slot into an external SATA port, to provide a quick and hassle-free external storage solution. With support of SATA 300 (SATA II) hard drives (backward compatible with SATA /150) and data transfer rates of up to 3Gbps, this card is the perfect solution for upgrading existing eSATA capability, or simply adding an external SATA port to a PC desktop computer.
Using a native PCI Express single chipset, the controller card provides enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for your external storage needs. The controller card features Port Multiplier support with command based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to a host computer through one eSATA connection. This card also features an internal SATA port, which could be used for a conventional (internal) SATA drive installation. (Please note that the internal SATA port can not be used at the same time as the external SATA port.)
- Add eSATA Port via PCIeUsing the native PCIe chipset, the StarTech PEXESATA1 eSATA controller card is a great choice for adding an extra eSATA port to your computer through the PCI Express.
- High PerformanceSupporting Hot-Swapping, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and SATA 300 (SATA II), the StarTech PEXESATA1 ensures convenient connection to eSATA equipments and lightning fast data transfer speed.
- Internal SATA PortIn addition to one external eSATA port, the StarTech PEXESATA1 also comes equipped with one internal SATA port for more flexible SATA connection. (Both can't be active at the same time)