4-port SATA III/ eSATA, PCIe, x4, Revision 2.0; Marvell Chipset, (Software RAID)
Number: SD-PEX40054 Description:
Marvell HyperDuo technology combines solid state drive (SSD) speed and SATA HD capacity in a way it forms an ultimate high performance, cost effective and large storage system. SATA ports support Port Multiplying.
PCI-e x4 Slot is Required. (It works with a x16 video slot too)
Based on Marvell 88SE9230 Chipset
2-lane PCI-Express 2.0 Interface
Compliant with PCI-Express 2.0 Base Specification
Unique Hard Drive Activity LED Indicator Circuit Design: The LED Blinks for Read/Write Activity
Changeable SATA 6.0Gbps Ports (Internally, Externally or Their Combination)
Up to 4 SATA Devices with Point-to-point Connectivity
Compliant with Serial-ATA Specification 3.0
Supports Hardware RAID 0, 1, and 10
HyperDuo Mode Supports Safe Mode (Mirrored Protection) and Capacity Mode (Cost-Optimized) to Build a System with SSD and HDD Hybrid
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
FIS Based Port Multiplier
Supports SATA Port Hot-plug
All ports support SMART.
Does not support Hardware RAID using Port Multiplier
Support 3TB and 4TB GPT Hard drives
Only maximum of 4 SATA ports can be used. Adjust Jumper settings to switch between the eSATA and internal SATA ports.
Does not support more than 4 Drives for Linux and Mac OS. Even if used with a port multiplier, max drives accepted is 4 drives.
When first connecting this device, you must immediately change the motherboard boot settings to boot to the HDD with the OS. Otherwise, it will keep booting to the HDDs connected to this card.
External and internal SATA ports support True Port Multiplier (Able to see all individual drives)
Note: To setup HyperDuo mode, please keep pressing Ctrl-M after computer power switch is on. For some motherboards, during the boot up, user might not be able to see the HyperDuo setup screen prompt.
Marvell utility does not support JBOD, however you can setup JBOD using Disk Management utilities.
Note: The card slots into an x4 lane however the interface in limited to x2 specifications.
Dimension: L 7 x W 5.5 x H 1.5 inch
Weight: 0.32 lb
PCI-e SATA RAID Controller Card
LED Cable (12")
Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
Vista (32/64 bit)
Windows XP (32/64 bit)
Server 2008 R2
Server 2003 (32/64 bit)
Computer with PCI-e x4 Slot
SD-PEX40054 Windows Installation
Marvell RAID utility Users Guide
RAID / Port Multiplyer Controllers