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StarTech 4 Port SATA II PCI Express x4 Card Model PEXSATA24E

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  • PCI Express to SATA Card
  • 3.0 Gbps Data Transfer Rate

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This PCIe eSATA/SATA Controller card adds two external Serial ATA (eSATA) ports and four internal SATA ports, allowing users to harness the speed and reliability of Serial ATA drive connections.

The SATA controller card supports command-based switching as well as Native Command Queuing, ensuring optimum performance from connected Serial ATA drives. The controller card also supports port multiplication, allowing you to connect multi-drive eSATA external storage using a single data connection to the controller card.

  • newegg Add SATA Ports to Your PC Featuring four independent SATA channels, the StarTech PEXSATA24E card adds two permanent internal SATA ports and two switchable internal/external SATA ports to your PCI Express 4x (or above) equipped computers for easy connection to SATA drives. The Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and Port Multiplier technology are supported allowing you to harness the full capability of the latest devices.
  • newegg Low/Full Profile Brackets Included Dual profile design makes this card easy to fit into full or low profile/small form factor (SFF) systems.

Learn more about the STARTECH PEXSATA24E




PCI Express to SATA Card
External Ports
Internal Ports
Data Transfer Rate
3.0 Gbps
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000, XP, 2003 (32 and 64 bit), Vista (32 bit).
Chipset: Marvell 88SX7042.

SATA Connectivity: Use Four Internal Ports At The Same Time or Two Internal and Two External Ports


Great for use with internal and external SATA drives
Ideal for individuals and institutions replacing IDE drives with SATA hard drives

Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 1.0a
Provides four independent channels to support up to four serial ATA drives
Supports both SATA I/II with maximum transfer rates of up to 300 MBps
Supports port multiplier and SATA II native command queuing (NCQ)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Anthony
  • 1/9/2012 2:39:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsDoes Not Support Optical Drives!

Pros: Great card if your wanting to add 4 SATA ports, Supports SATA II up to 300GBs, supports raid 1 and 0...

Cons: For the price this card is going for and it does not support optical drives... pathetic... i got this card strictly to add 4 DVD/BR to my system and it took my to call tech support at to tell me that this card does not support optical drives... WOW

also it does have support for RAID 1 & 0, but like i said before for the price of this card... you would think it would support 5 & 10...

i would have kept this card if it supported 5 &10 and moved all my HDs to this card and put my optical drives on the mother broad, but it does not -_-

Other Thoughts: IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ADDING OPTICAL DRIVES USING THIS CARD turn away! i am freeing up my PCI slot and getting this card... Item#: N82E16815280003

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  • Bruce R.
  • 11/19/2010 4:24:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Compatible

Pros: I liked the idea of six ports on the card but you can only turn 4 of them on theoretically.

Cons: I have a new ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 MB adn AMD 6 core running Windows 7 64 bit. The card driver installed but non of the ports would work no matter the configuration of the jumpers. Device manager showed it installed properly but multiple working drives would not be recognized on any of the ports supplied. I purchased a Masscool at a quarter of the price and it works flawlessly. There techsupport just told me the same thing that the instructions say. It would not work with the jumpers configured in any possition.

Other Thoughts: I cannot recommend this card to anyone with similar hardware setup.

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  • Evelyn L.
  • 8/3/2010 10:23:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDisregard Below Reviews

Pros: This card is the bomb!!! Toss it in your motherboards PCIe x16, x8, or x4 slot, and you are good to go (granted your motherboard can auto-detect appropriate PCIe bandwidth requirements &/or manual settings). Drivers work on all OS x86/x64 (XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 08/R2 = No problems!)

Ive tested mine on high quality Biostar boards such as the 890FXE, TPower N750, and TA770. Of course, if you are using some dodgy mobo like Asus, Gigabyte, or MSI (you know, the bottom of the barrel brands) I can not guarantee that it will work correctly due to the lack of manufacturing quality.

Cons: FOOL below thinking that this is a RAID card? Does it say RAID in the title? No it doesn't. This is a SATA controller plain and simple. This card functions exactly as it should, listing 4 independent drives within the boundaries of your OS default configuration pertaining to new drives.

If you want RAID, you can set up RAID from within windows, or get a dedicated RAID controller card. Either works.

Other Thoughts: I currently have this card attached to a AMS DS-3141SSBK backplane, and wooo @ hot-swappable drives w/this card and Server 08 R2.

Sustained write speeds from all 4 drives at once, to a single dedicated internal drive (connected to mobo), or any random internal drive, reach speeds up to 50-80mbs (w/SATA II drives). Talk about performance! I cant' emphasize how great this card is!

Would love to see a SATA III version!

No need for a manual, or instructions. If you can't get this card to work, you need to find something else to do besides using a computer.

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  • Cat c.
  • 6/5/2010 8:09:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsworked for a little bit then died

Pros: Worked for backup drives for a while

Cons: Then it died.

Other Thoughts: For $129 it needs to work and not die..nothing else to say...will be sending it back to newegg.

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  • Michael P.
  • 4/12/2010 8:37:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsdoesn't work with ATAPI devices

Pros: Only works with eSATA card reader and external HDD cradle with my configuration.

Cons: 1. Long story short, this card will not work with DVD (ATAPI) devices. I thought other reviewers were off the mark and I could get my DVD burner to work with the card. Wrong! So, after a month of investigation:

2. Asus online chat support was unhelpful. Asus Forum support was much more helpful (thanks John).

3. StarTech support was polite and helpful (thanks Kirk) and ultimately explained the UNMENTIONED facts that this card (A) doesn't support ATAPI devices, (B) can't be BIOS-flash-updated to support ATAPI devices, (C) and doesn't support user-configurable BIOS options to disable the RAID controller to obtain a SATA-only controller.

4. With my H/W configuration the only functionality this card gives is use of the card reader and the Thermaltake external disk cradle.

Other Thoughts: StarTech should provide FULL product specifications on their website.

Could not get the card to work as desired with my following configuration:
* Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
* ASUS P5E3 PRO LGA775 mobo
* SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890
* Thermaltake W0131RU 850W P/S
* 2 Intel X25-E 64GB SSD's in H/W RAID0
* 2 Western Digital 250GB HDD in H/W RAID0
* 1 Western Digital 2TB
* 2 LiteOn iHAS424-08A DVD/CD (only 1 recognized by Windows7 - read review)
* 1 Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U external HDD sATA docking station
* StarTech 4 Port SATA II PCI-E x4 Card, Model PEXSATA24E
* SYBA PCI-E x1 1394B/A Firewire Card, Model SD-PEX30009
* Nippon Labs Internal All-In-One Card Reader/Writer, model ICR-BB

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  • Rick H.
  • 12/23/2009 9:37:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2008 Server -FAIL!

Pros: Don't know, never got it to work

Cons: Does not work with Windows Server 2008 -any version.

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  • 3/24/2009 5:39:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsData Rate Not Acceptable

Pros: 4 Ports which is great when adding multiple HDDs for media storage and backup. Not really a con but just to clarify to those reading this: there are 4 internal and 2 external ports, but, as advertised, only 4 total ports work depending how you set jumpers thereby disabling 2 ports.

Cons: Sloooowww performance! After noticeably slow file transfers from one HDD to another, I benchmarked using a popular HDD program and found that the chipset controller on my mobo easily permitted 35-38Mbps data rate while this Startech PCIx4 card posted disappointingly slow data transfer rates of only 12-14Mbps. I even bought a 2nd card of the same model to double-check with same slow outcome. I have the card mounted to an x16 slot (and tried all available slots with same results; further, my bios is indeed up to date). Called Startech and they were no help. Returned card to NewEgg since the card did not achieve advertised SATA II performance.

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  • Damir F.
  • 10/23/2008 3:58:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsversatile card

Pros: works as it should - 4 more internal ports - no problems at all

Cons: bad docs...

Other Thoughts: Love NE but they don't stock it and the price is high - so I got for $115 at Dell instead.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/20/2008 6:51:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSurprisingly good

Pros: It does exactly what it says. I have a Gig GA-EX38-DS4 (from Newegg, of course) and ran out of SATA ports; used one for a Blu, one for a DVD, the Gig needs two ports for its e-SATA, a system drive, 3 data... you get my point. This allowed me to use one of its ports for an external and still gain 3 more. Copied about 200Gb in under an hour.

Cons: Documentation is weak, to say the least. Optical drives would NOT work with it, although external backup and internal data drives all hummed along fine. When it does its boot diags, only lists one drive (although works with all 3 I have attached -- so my advice would be not to panic if you see that).

Other Thoughts: I found a place that was clearing out its last one for a song, so didn't get it here (sorry, Newegg; you're awesome) and was very concerned, since StarTech isn't exactly a household name in this kind of an application -- plus, there were NO reviews to be found (and believe me, I looked). I did NOT run full speed tests to verify that I'm getting full SATA II throuput; I use the drives attached for data and backup. That being said, after 2 months of use, no issues other than the failure to function with the optical drives. Smooth, no hiccups, and the speed appears to be fine. As I said: it does what it says, at a reasonable price.

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