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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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  • Jean-Francois B.
  • 12/17/2014 12:58:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple and cheap

Pros: Very simple install, works with default drivers

Cons: None

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  • Francis F.
  • 12/3/2014 5:37:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSYBA SY-PEX40039 Review

Pros: This little gadget works just fine (and exactly according to specs), provided that you give it what it needs. For optimal SATA III operation, that means:

(1) a PCI-E Gen 2 slot (i.e. one supporting 500MB/s transfer speeds)
(2) SATA III rated data cable(s) (two of which are included in the package)
(3) the appropriate Windows, MAC, or Linux driver (all found on the included CD)

Note: this device is fully backward compatible with SATA II and SATA I on either Gen 1 or Gen 2 PCI-E slots.

Again, everything you will need (other than a PCI-E slot) is included in the package, even an optional low-profile I/O plate.

Cons: I have found none.

Other Thoughts: I tested this device on a SATA II BIOSTAR AM2+ motherboard, a board which lacks native SATA III support, but does provide a Gen 2 PCI-E x16 slot and one Gen 2 PCI-E x1 slot. (It's second PCI-E x1 slot supports only Gen 1). Note: many SATA II boards out there boast a Gen 2 PCI-E x16 slot (for video), but only provide Gen 1 PCI-E x1 slots. Moreover, some boards are known to have issues with their PCI-E Gen 2 slots, when multiple PCI-E 2.0 adapter cards are installed, causing one of the slots to downgrade to Gen 1 speed (250MB/s). (So, do your homework.)

Fortunately, this device senses and alerts you (at boot time) to the protocol (Gen 1 or Gen 2) under which it is running. If it is only running at Gen 1 speed (250MB/s), you'll never achieve the Gen 2 speed (500MB/s) it is capable of. In fact, if a good SATA III SSD capable of 400MB/s-plus r/w speeds is attached to this device running at Gen 1 speed, the same SDD will operate at less than SATA II speeds. (Heads-up to the posters, "Vladimir V", "Terry W", and others.)

At any rate, my experiments with a Kingston 60GB SDD show the following "HD Tune 4.0" benchmark results:
(1) SDD attached to native SATA II port (on the BIOSTAR AM2+ board): transfer speed = 206 MB/s (steady)
(2) SDD attached to this device in the Gen 2 PCI-E x1 slot (on the BIOSTAR AM2+ board): transfer speed = 305 MB/s (steady)
(3) SDD attached to native SATA III port (on a much faster AM3+ system): transfer speed = 335 MB/s (steady)

Conclusions:
(1) Slightly shy of native SATA III speeds, but 33% greater than native SATA II speeds.
(2) Your transfer speeds may vary, depending on the speed of your motherboard's chipset.
(3) If this device doesn't work as described, the problem probably lies in either YOU, your motherboard, or both!

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  • Gregory H.
  • 11/28/2014 11:04:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks well for the price

Pros: Works as advertised; using the following configuration

HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer
FreeNAS 9.2
3TB Hitachi CoolSpin SATA3
RAIDz2 setup

Cons: none

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  • Scott C.
  • 11/26/2014 4:44:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWont work with Asus P8P67

Pros: Cheap - easy to install

Cons: Unfortunately ran into similar issue to one or 2 other folks here.
Can't Boot windows 7 or XP when any Sata device is plugged into this card. Wanted to use to add ports for DVD drive. Tried many things, on Boot Bios can see it, disabled booting from it in Bios, If I unplug it from the DVD drive windows boots fine and I can see it in device manager, I can then plug in the DVD cable and it works fine? Tried loading drivers during widows repair, tried moving discs around to different ports. Just cant boot when it is attached to this board.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for your dissatisfaction with this controller card.

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

You may also want to ensure that the motherboard configuration is set for AHCI.

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

-Regards SYBA CST 12032014

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  • Kenneth M.
  • 11/22/2014 2:32:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFinicky install, but works well

Pros: Boosted SSD transfer speed on SATA II motherboard 54 to 100%

Cons: Must be installed in PCI-E 1x slot

Other Thoughts: I have two PCI-E slots on my SATA II motherboard, the 1x slot was already occupied so I put it in the 16x slot. Got a strange "bad cable" message during post when SSD was connected, then no boot. Card wasn't recognized in Device Manager when SSD put back to onboard SATA II port and booted. Flipped the two PCI-E devices around and now it works, as does the other 1x PCI-E device now in the 16x port.

Boosted ATTO results from 261 MBS read to 407 @512kb size, from 123.2 to 273.9 @ 8k size. Pretty useful upgrade on the cheap.

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  • MICHAEL F.
  • 11/17/2014 8:20:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsdoesn't work with asus p7p55 mb

Pros: it works but at speeds lower than what i get when the sata 3 ssd plugged into sata 2 port. oh yeah easy to install card and drivers and no BSOD's

Cons: computer is up to date with all win 7 and bios updates. after installing card and drivers got seq read/write of about 200/180MB/sec. with sata 2 port on mb got seq read/write of about 280/260MB/sec. tried different pcie slot - same results. downloaded latest drivers from Syba website - same results. tried other port on card - same results.
always checked device manager to see if any issues with drivers - none.

Other Thoughts: Could be compatability issue with mb though Asus says they are PCIE 2 X1. glad I didn't pay more - not worth returning.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for your dissatisfaction with the quality of this controller card.

We are more than happy to provide all of our customers with a prompt exchange whenever a

product becomes defective.

SYBA offers an online RMA form, the user can easily fill out the form and submit it for a

quick RMA return and exchange. It is SYBA's policy to answer all customer inquiries within

24 hours (M-F)

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

-Regards SYBA CST11252014

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  • R M.
  • 11/15/2014 10:47:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsClarify PCI-e Versions

Pros: This SYBA card is designed for PCI-e revision 2.0 / x1 slot.

See Other Thoughts below for explanation.

Cons: none at the price.

Other Thoughts: You already know about USB ports and their speeds. We had USB 1.1 ports (slow), then USB 2.0 (faster), and now USB 3.0 (even faster).

PCI-e is sort of like that. We had PCI-e 1.0 (fast compared to old PCI which it replaces), then PCI-e rev. 2.0 (faster), and now PCI-e rev. 3.0 (fastest).

But there's more. Each PCI-e revision has several different size slots. The bigger the slot the more bandwidth/speed it offers.

An x1 slot is the really short / small slot and has 1 "lane" of bandwidth offering around 380MB/sec. max. Read or Write speed.

An x4 slot is slightly longer and has 4 lanes of bandwidth allowing , for example, an SSD to reach over 500MB/sec. Read speed (Write speed may be slower due to overhead in the system).

An x8 slot has 8 lanes of bandwidth. This type of slot is rarely seen on motherboards.

An x16 slot has (up to) 16 lanes of bandwidth. Some motherboards have 2 or more x16 slots. Usually one slot has full bandwidth and the extra slots are limited to x8 or x4 bandwidth.

So, an add-on card like this particular SYBA card is designed with one lane of bandwidth and fits in an x1 slot. It will also fit in an x4 slot or x16 slot but don't expect faster speed because the card itself is x1 speed. If you connect an SSD to this card it can achieve around 380MB/sec. compared to around 280MB/sec. on a motherboard SATA II port. A nice improvement at very low cost!

The next grade up in SYBA controller cards is x2 bandwidth (for example SD-PEX40054). Those cards fit in an x4 slot BECAUSE THERE ARE NO x2 SLOTS ON YOUR MOTHERBOARD. The cards are x2 speed.

Finally, if your motherboard is really old it may have PCI-e rev. 1.0. These add-on cards will work OK in rev. 1.0, but the available bandwidth and speed are CUT IN HALF.

Hope this clarifies the PCI-e thing a little bit for everone !

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  • Joseph G.
  • 11/8/2014 11:36:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA sideways step on my older Gigabyte motherboard ...

Pros: The card was easy to install in my standard-sized case. I didn't have to change any settings in drive boot order in the BIOS, it just booted immediately with my 256 GB Samsung 840 EVO. Windows 7 x64 automatically found and installed the drivers.

Cons: On my Gigabyte EP43T-UD3L, the printed manual says the motherboard is PCIE 2.0 compliant, but the online manual says the PCIE slots are all 1x. Double check between the manual and the web site before you buy. :) That having been said, it's still a slight speed bump in regards to throughput, but routing data through the PCI bus seems to introduce a bit of lag. It seems like a wash to me. Still, this is a decent, inexpensive card.

Other Thoughts: I gave this four stars even thought it didn't quite work out the way I expected it to. This is a great value card, and I can still use it to expand the number of SATA ports on my system (I was running out.) Four stars from me!

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  • Pierre C.
  • 10/26/2014 5:58:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as intended

Pros: Easy to install. Worked immediately with on a system that was already set up earlier.
Gives a significant speed improvement to my SSD compared to SATA II.

Cons: the "press any key to abort" step during boot should be shorter.

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  • Clifton K.
  • 10/20/2014 8:42:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBootable

Pros: Bootable ACHI SATA. Exactly what I needed.

Cons: Only two ports? I mean, it was <$30 So I got what I paid for.

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