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SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

  • 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s
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Learn more about the Syba SY-PEX40039

Model

Brand
SYBA
Model
SY-PEX40039

Specifications

Type
SATA III (6.0Gb/s)
Internal Connectors
2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s
Interface
PCI-Express 2.0
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 (32/64bit)
Vista
Server 2003
Windows XP
Windows 2000

Features

Features
ASM1061 Chipset (Asmedia 1061 SATA Host Controller)

Compliant with PCI-Express Specification V2.0 and Backward Compatible with PCI-Express 1.x

Compliance Serial ATA AHCI Spec. Rev. 1.3, Serial ATA Rev. 3.0

Supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap

Supports Communication Speeds of 6.0Gbps, 3.0Gbps, and 1.5Gbps

Supports 2 Ports Serial ATA

Supports Native Command Queue (NCQ)

Supports Port Multiplier.

Packaging

Package Contents
SATA III (6Gbps) Internal 2-port PCI-E Card
SATA Cable (18")
User Manual
Driver CD

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • John C.
  • 7/5/2014 10:24:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy setup, nice performance

Pros: Did not add to boot time, configured automatically, no conflict with other devices in system. Fast operation.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I installed this in an HP ML310eG8 server. OS is Server2012R2. I have a CineRaid 4-place external storage array that was connected by eSata to an older server before upgrading to this box. The storage device can connect by eSata or USB3. I purchased a USB3 card (4 place StarTech PCIe x4 device so multiple devices could run at maximum speed) and found that the single hard drives would transfer data fast but the storage array would not. I selected this card specifically for the external storage array.

Install was quick and easy, just used a PCIe slot. I connected a Sata/eSata cable (with mounting bracket) to the card, plugged the array in and powered up. There was no noticeable delay in boot. Logged into the OS, the card already configured, the array was found and all the shares were still in place. Transfer speeds between the internal drives and the array are about 170MB/sec. (Just for reference, the transfer speed via USB3 was 30 MB/sec.)

Other notes: The single USB3 drives will transfer between 140-170 MB/sec any which way I move data (between themselves, or between them and internal or external arrays). This card put all external storage on the same transfer speed footing.

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  • Gary Z.
  • 6/30/2014 6:34:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmooth Win7 install, works perfectly

Pros: Very easy to install and configure in Windows 7, seen perfectly in BIOS, works smoothly with connected SATA III drives.

Cons: I don't like the 5-second boot delay with SCSI-like prompt.

Other Thoughts: I installed this in an older Dell XPS 720 that has SATA (1.5Gbps) ports, and only 1 PCI-ex x1 slot, so I wondered how the performance would turn out.

The card came with the latest firmware already installed, and it fit perfectly in the 1x slot.

I tried using the card, then switching the new SSD drive to the native SATA port, and although it started a bit quicker without the 5-second Syba card prompt delay, I locked up and had BSOD's. When I connected the drive back to the card, everything smoothed out, and runs perfectly and very fast. After about a year running Windows 7 with several programs in the background, my startup time was about a minute before I could check email. Startup time is now about 30 seconds from power-on, and about 10-15 seconds after the Dell and Syba prompts.

For a total investment of $75 for this card and a Kingston V300 120GB SSD, I'm very pleased with the overall performance boost in my older beast.

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  • Carmelo C.
  • 6/27/2014 10:59:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMaster Tech

Pros: Works as it should, recognized card right after boot up and loaded drivers, has good read and write speeds

Cons: none

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  • Michael L.
  • 6/15/2014 12:54:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSYBA SY-PEX400

Pros: The installation of this PCI-Express card was simple, open case, insert into PCI-E 1x slot, tighten screw, connect a SATA cable between the card and hard disk. My use was to add additional ports, since my MythTV server running on Ubuntu was maxed out at 6 hard disks. No software was needed, the disk was easily found in Ubuntu Linux. The full performance of a 6 Gbps was not my first concern, since data rates would not be maximized on the spinning drive.

Cons: None for my needs in Ubuntu Linux.

Other Thoughts: Good reviews, so see others for Windows usage.

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  • Radoslaw D.
  • 6/11/2014 12:19:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt works until you connect something to it

Pros: cheap

Cons: It never worked right. As soon as it is installed, everything still work but as soon as I try to connect anything SATA device to it, computer would not boot up. I spend whole day playing with BIOS trying to make it work and it just doesn't. Weird, but as soon as I connect DVD RW, or any hard drive to this board, it hijacks boot process and keeps saying "no boot disk...". Changing boot priority doesn't do anything. Even connecting main hdd still doesn't help. Waste of time. Will be returning all 5 units.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Perhaps there was a compatibility problem between the motherboard PCIe bus and this card.

Update the motherboard/BIOS and, ensure that any system updates have been applied.

For any other help please contact Syba support.

Thank you for purchasing one of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback.

Please feel free to contact us @ sybausa.com if you require further assistance.

-Regards SYBA CST 06162014

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  • Desmond D.
  • 6/10/2014 10:31:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat upgrade for SATA II motherboards

Pros: Facilitates AHCI and provides higher speeds for SATA III SSDs running on a SATA II motherboard

Cons: Increases boot time by approximately 5 seconds

Other Thoughts: My SATA III boot SSD was constrained in speed by my old SATA II motherboard, which also lacked AHCI. By connecting my SSD to this card, I not only secured AHCI but faster speeds for very large files than if the SSD was directly connected to the old SATA II motherboard.

Note that unlike other reviewers, I encountered no problems installing this card into a PCIe socket. If there were problems previously, it has obviously been resolved since it fits PERFECTLY in a PCIe socket. Second, for those not seeing speed boosts, check whether your PCIe socket is Version 1.0 or 2.0. If it is not 2.0, then don't get this card as you will not see increased speeds over SATA II. The speed increase observed is mainly for very large files. You will see noticeably higher READ scores on AS-SSD benchmarks for "4K-64Thrd" and "Seq" but READ scores for "seek time" and "4k" are about the same as with SATA II.

My overall Windows boot time increased by 5 seconds to reflect the BIOS on the controller card to get through its cycle before the system BIOS gets activated. However the increased boot time is "normal" in the sense that if you get a controller card, it can only be expected that its BIOS would do its job of booting tests.

The best way to determine the value of the card is to compare AS-SSD or other SSD benchmarks with and without the controller. Obviously, the best solution is to get a new motherboard to get full SATA III speeds of 6 Gbps (and not just PCIe Version 2.0 speeds of a max 5 Gbps) but if you do not want to go through the hassle of a motherboard upgrade, this can give you a partial boost over SATA II.

Note the controller on this card is ASmedia not Marvel (so definitely a good thing).

With a rebate, this was very cheap. If I had to spend more than 10 or 15 bucks then I might have considered getting a new motherboard

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  • William S.
  • 5/17/2014 12:39:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works well.

Pros: I am using this in an Asus x58 P6T deluxe V2 with an intel x5650. I have my Intel 180GB SSD on this sata3 card.
Before I only had sata2 on the motherboard. For the price I figure what the heck. Well it works good, I was pleased with the speeds. Fast as the Intel specks like they should be using bench32 disk benchmark.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Only 2 ports but that's ok it is my boot drive and SSD is fast!!!!
Works great for the price.Works in my pcie x 8 slot no problem.

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  • justin r.
  • 5/10/2014 5:01:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: It was super cheap and worked great right out of the box

Cons: stopped working after about 2 weeks

Other Thoughts: It started failing and locking up my computer.

I tried re-connecting all of the plugs and the card itself...no luck, no obvisous damage, tried unplugging each device and finally both devices....still no luck.

Unplugged the card and my computer works fine, and so do the devices that were plugged into the card

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the inconvenience that this card has caused you.

We would advise you to complete our RMA form for a replacement device.
http://www.sybausa.com/formExchange.php?myForm=1

For any other help please contact Syba support.

Thank you for purchasing one of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback.

Please feel free to contact us @ sybausa.com if you require further assistance.

-Regards SYBA CST 05152014

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  • Trevor P.
  • 4/28/2014 3:28:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTried it again

Pros: Faster than onboard SATA.

Cons: Took a while to get it to work right, still not as fast as when I use a z87 board but still an improvement.

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  • Trevor P.
  • 4/25/2014 11:22:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDidn't do as intended

Pros: I got 2 extra SATA ports even though I didn't really need them.

Cons: Even though this may achieve SATA 3 speeds on a board that supports SATA 3, it did not do it on my two motherboards. Both were on the x58 chipset and didn't have sata 3 on them, I was hoping to avoid upgrading motherboards with this but it actually slowed the performance of my ssd compared to just using my motherboards. I would not recommend this to anyone using older PCs that don't have SATA 3.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry for the inconvenience that this device has caused you.

Perhaps the card was not seated into a Version 2.0 PCIe lane.

Please note that if your PCIe lane is not a version 2.0 lane you will not be able to access the SATA III speeds of this device.

Also check that the motherboard/BIOS is up-to-date and, that any system updates have been applied.

For any other help please contact Syba support.

Thank you for purchasing one of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback.

Please feel free to contact us @ sybausa.com if you require further assistance.

-Regards SYBA CST 04282014

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