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SIIG SC-SAE012-S2 PCI-Express x1 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

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Experience the speed that comes with PCI Express with SIIG's SC-SAE012-S2. As opposed to outdated PCI cards, PCI-E cards can transfer at a higher and more constant rate. This makes the two SATA II drives all the more stable in your system at an impressive speed.

With powerful technologies like Native Command Queuing, Nonzero offsets, and out-of-order date delivery, the stability and speed are assured. Switching out hard drives on the fly with hot-plugging support. Your music collection, video games, and important Word documents will thank you when you get this inexpensive card.

  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Compliant The SIIG SC-SAE012-S2 features hot-pluggable point-to-point SATA ports to provide SATA 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg PCI Express x1 Interface The PCI Express x1 interface provides 2.5 Gb/s throughput and full-duplex operation for enhanced performance.

Learn more about the SIIG, Inc SC-SAE012-S2

Model

Brand
SIIG
Model
SC-SAE012-S2

Specifications

Type
SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
Internal Connectors
2 x SATA II
Interface
PCI-Express x1
Transfer Rate
Up to 3Gb/s
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 (32-/64-bit) / Vista (32-/64-bit) / XP (32-/64-bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 (32-/64-bit) / 2000
PCI Express-enabled system with an available PCI Express slot

Features

Features
Chipset: Silicon Image SiI3132

Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 1.0a

Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specification with support for full complement of SATA II optional features

Installs in any available PCI Express slot and supports data transfer rates up to 3 Gb/s (300 MB/s)

Supports 48-bit LBA for drives with capacity larger than 137 GB

Intergrated Serial ATA Link and PHY logic

Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Non-zero offsets NCQ, and Out-of-order data delivery NCQ

Independent command fetch, scatter/gather, and command execution

Supports hard disk hot-plugging.

PCI Express 1-lane (x1) SATA II adapter works with PCI Express slots with different lane width

Installs in any available PCI Express slot

Supports two independent Serial ATA channels

Spare enhanced low profile bracket is included to work in low profile chassis

Packaging

Package Contents
SATA II PCIe
Spare enhanced low profile bracket
Serial ATA data cable (50cm)
SATA 15-pin power cable
Driver CD
User's manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • David R.
  • 4/2/2014 11:17:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks in some PC's / not all

Pros: A way to add more SATA II ports to a computer that lacks them-
non-RAID is actually a positive since it omits some of the complications associated with a RAID setup (you wouldn't want a RAID on PCIe x1 slot anyway)

Cons: Doesn't work in all PC's --- would not appear in BIOS nor device manager in one of the PC's tested. So there is a chance it might not work in your PC (especially newer UEFI BIOS - specifically American Megatrends aptio BIOS-

It is slow - but that can be expected in a PCIe x1 slot. It doesn't do SATA II speed from the tests I conducted - more like SATA I. --- This means that I would not advise someone to connect an SSD to this card -- the speed of the SSD would not be realized -- It would be perfect for DVD and Blu-Ray drives which in general cannot saturate a SATA II bus anyway

Other Thoughts: If you need to add more SATA ports, don't care about earth shattering speed and believe this card will be compatible with your system -- then you should get it --- if you are trying to add 'fast' SATA ports to add SSD's to a system you might be disappointed

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  • Michael H.
  • 1/23/2011 10:15:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsHot plugging works, too

Pros: Inserted card into slot, connected cables, powered up the machine and it just worked!
Supports hot plugging and is just as fast (maybe faster?) than my on-board ports.

Cons: Cable connectors don't lock (minus 0.5 egg)

Other Thoughts: Would have given 4.5 eggs but system doesn't allow it.
Running Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64 on a very cheap Atom based MB.
MB has only 3 sata ports and doesn't support hot plugging so wanted a card that would allow me to add a couple hot pluggable external ports. This one works (unlike a couple other cr@ppy cards I wasted my time and money on)!
Don't care about RAID and agree with other posters...don't knock a product for something it never claimed to be!
Only posted because i don't see any other notes about Ubuntu or hot plugging.

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  • Kevin L.
  • 1/6/2011 3:05:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot optimal with Supermicro X7SBL-LN2 Motherboard

Pros: Cheap

Cons: 60 second hang in bios on boot with Supermicro X7SBL-LN2 motherboard. And, the bios has no mode where you can see the settings, etc (ie, you can't "enter" it before booting).

Other Thoughts: It's not a RAID card, so people dinging it for that should be discounted.

I'm using it with Fedora 14 and using it to extend the # of SATA ports from 6 to 8 (my mobo only has 6 but the Supermicro Chassis 743TQ-865B has 8 bays).

Also, I searched all over and this card doesn't appear to be bios upgradable. Certainly no mention of it on the Siig website.

So, I'm giving it 3 out of 5 because of the 1 minute delay and the other bios deficiencies.

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  • suzanne g.
  • 12/26/2010 5:54:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA-OK

Pros: Easy install in Windows 7 64. Pop it in, boot up, load driver, done. Recognized connected HDD no problems. Same read/write speeds as identical HDDS connected to onboard controller. SiL 3132 Chipset on this card. Perfect for adding 2 internal SATA II ports.

Cons: Connected HDD shows up as SCSI disk. Some utilities will not be able to read SMART data. WD DLGDIAG cannot access SMART data of WD drive connected to card.

Other Thoughts: This is not a RAID card folks. Should not be negatively reviewed because of this. RAID is NOT mentioned anywhere in description on site so read before buying. There is a RAID bios version for this 3132 chipset on the SIL website also Flash BIOS tab listed in DM properties for this card as well. May be flashable for RAID but best purchase is for non RAID app. Aside from the SMART data, no complaints. Viable option is to move one of the two optical drives to the card and move HDD to onboard controller to have easier SMART data access. Was surprised that Windows 7 didnt pick up driver. SIL 3132 chipset has been around a while now. But update driver option through properties in DM picked it up without a hiccup from included driver disc. Bios version of card/chipset is current and driver version on included disk is current.

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  • Benjamin M.
  • 4/26/2010 9:20:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap Cost, Good way to add 3Gb SATA and use that PCI x1 Slot, Works well with Windows Server 2003, Good transfer speeds

Cons: Not a good solution for RAID

Other Thoughts: Had a bit of a glitch when originally booting Windows Server 2003. I suggest you let windows choose the right drivers, rather than loading off the included disc. After installation, boots right to the new SATA drives & is rock solid.

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  • Frank G.
  • 3/5/2010 2:21:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood card

Pros: Did what I wanted it to. Gave me 2 SATA 3gbs ports on my aging D925XCV board.

Cons: Had no problems at all.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/5/2010 11:53:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdoa

Pros: price and fast delivery

Cons: item arrived DOA, tried in two working computers. RMA'd for replacement and it was approved. Item was received by Newegg and approved. Item was then back-ordered (not a problem, these things happen). Then order was voided with no explanation and no replacement. NOT VERY HAPPY with Newegg's handling of this.

Other Thoughts: This is the first time I have had an issue with Neweggs rma process. Customer was waiting for their computer so had to purchase elsewhere to satisfy them.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/7/2009 9:10:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works as advertized.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: used this because I needed 2 more SATA II slots when I upgraded to a Sata II DVD burner & SATA II Blu-Ray burner.

LP LT X-48 T2R Bios 12/24/2008
-Intel Q6700 SLACQ @ 10x360 24x7
-4 x 2gb G.Skill ddr2-1082 (266/800 strap)
-Asus 8800GTX & 8800GTS
-CM Stkr w/ lots a fans & lots of water on everything & 2-4x3 cages
-2 x 300gb WD MegaRaptors Raid 1 on JRaid
-6 x 1TB Samsung F3's Raid 5 on ICH9R
-1-SIIG 2 port SATA II PCI-Exp card
-1-LG SATA II Blu-ray burner
-1-Optiarc SATA II DVD Burner
-1-PC P&C 860W S/R
-1-Dell 30" & 2-ViewSonic 20.1" monitors
-IOGEAR GCS1782 KVM Switch
-Win XP Pro X64 SP2

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  • Dan G.
  • 9/2/2009 2:16:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLimited application to non-raid enabled motherboards

Pros: might work if motherboard chipset RAID is disabled (not loaded into option ROM) or minimally capable graphics card is used.

Cons: Incompatible with motherboard ATI chipset RAID. Drivers would not load into BIOS option ROM with motherboard chipset RAID enabled & a PCIe ATI 4870 graphics card in place. Did not work for my application. This is not a RAID conflict as this card is not the RAID version. Raid version would likely have the same issue.

Other Thoughts: If you need to add a few extra sata ports to a RAID chipset enabled motherboard, this is card will likely not work. Apparently, motherboard option ROM space is limited to 128K (most motherboards) which is consumed with the ATI motherboard chipset RAID runtime code and the ATI PCIe graphics runtime code. My 6 motherboard sata slots are configured as 1 OS drive, 2 RAID0 photoshop scratch drives, 3 RAID5 data storage drives. I needed a few more sata drives for data but the system hangs at post with a "no enough space to copy pci option rom" error (Google this error before buying). SIIG response was the card is incompatible with the motherboard unless option ROM is disabled i.e. no chipset RAID. A potential solution here is a hardware port multiplier that does not require option rom space e.g. see Addonics port multiplier offerings.
ASUS M3A79-T Delux motherboard, Phenom 9950, Sapphire 100259-1GL HD4870 1Gb DDR5 graphics card, 8 GB GSKILL pc6400, Vista Ultimate 64, WD Caviar Black HDDs

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  • Steve F.
  • 5/10/2009 9:19:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood card, but some strangeness

Pros: It seems to work. Cheap. Very small. Throughput is sufficient, however I rarely use the two attached disks at the same time.

Cons: There are no clips to hold your cables.

In the device manager, this card appears as "Silicon Image SiL 3132 SATALink controller" however under device type, it shows "SCSI and RAID controllers" which is interesting because it supports neither SCSI or RAID. Additionally, when I display properties of a connected disk, it tells me it is a SCSI disk. And when I use a standard utility to display information on the drives connected, I get the exact same information from both disks (even the serial number). But oddly, when I open the device in the device manage and I select the each channel under Device Info, it lists both drives with the correct information. Something is obviously out of whack here.

Other Thoughts: For the money, you really can't beat this card. I have not experienced any performance problems as a result of the cons listed above, but I am unable to monitor the SMART status of the second drive which is a nuisance, but is not a show stopper.

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