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SYBA SD-PEX50049 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA / IDE RAID Controller Card

  • RAID 0/1
  • 1 x IDE Internal Connectors
  • 2 x eSATA External Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s
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Learn more about the Syba SD-PEX50049

Model

Brand
SYBA
Model
SD-PEX50049

Specifications

Type
SATA / IDE
External Connectors
2 x eSATA
Internal Connectors
1 x IDE
Interface
PCI-Express 2.0 x1
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
RAID
RAID 0/1
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 32/64-bit
Vista 32/64-bit
Windows XP 32/64-bit
Server 2003 32/64-bit
Server 2008 32/64-bit
Linux

Features

Features
Based on Marvel 88SE9128 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA 6Gbps Hardware RAID Controller

1-Lane PCI-Express 2.0 Interface Supports Communication Speed of 2.5Gbps and 5.0Gbps

Compliant with PCI-Express 2.0 Base Specification

Unique Hard Drive Activity LED Indicator Circuit Design: The LED Blinds When There is Read/Write Activity on one of the Hard Drive Connected to the Motherboard SATA Port or to this Add-on Card

Serial-ATA (SATA) Interface:
Two External SATA 6.0Gbps Ports
Compliant with Serial-ATA Specification 3.0
Supports Communication Speed of 6.0Gbps, 3.0Gbps, and 1.5Gbps
Compatible with SATA-III (6Gbps), SATA-II(3Gbps), SATA-I(1.5Gbps) Hard Drives and SSD's
Supports Gen 1i, Gen 1x, Gen 2.i, Gen 2m, Gen 2x, and Gen 3i
Support Hardware RAID 0 and RAID 1
Supports Native Command Queue (NCQ)
Supports SATA Port Multiplier FIS Based Switching or Command Based Switching
Supports SATA Port Hot-plug
Supports AHCI 1.0 and IDE Programming Interface
Supports ATA and ATAPI Commands

Parallel-ATA (PATA/IDE) Interface:
One PATA Port (Connects up to 2 ATA/ATAPI/IDE Devices (Master and Slave)
Compliant with ATA/ATAPI-7 Specification
Supports DMA Protocols, and up to UDMA 150Mbps Data Transfer Rate
Supports Multiword DMA and PIO Modes for Data Transfer
Supports IDE Programming Interface.

Packaging

Package Contents
PCI-Express SATA RAID Card
Driver CD
User Manual
LED Cable

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Heather C.
  • 8/8/2014 10:18:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNo UEFI Booting

Pros: It has IDE and eSATA

Cons: The whole point in me buying this card to was to attach a DVD drive to it to boot. Unfortunately the card lacks the proper OROM/firmware so you are unable to boot in UEFI mode, and if you can't boot in UEFI, than for instance you can't install Windows properly with UEFI with the install CD.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry to hear about the problems you have experienced with this device.

Our tech support team is more than happy to provide any information you may need when

purchasing a device.

You may also find any additional infomration on our website.

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

-Regards SYBA CST 08252014

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  • John P.
  • 4/28/2014 12:20:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove this card!!

Pros: Works OOB on my older Hackint0sh build with OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks on my trusty Abit Ab9 QuadGT mobo. Apple is slowly phasing out eSATA support in favor of USB 3.0 which older mobos like mine do not support.

I hope to add a PCIe USB 3 card, but my mobo only has a single PCIe 1x slot and I worry what will happen when I add the USB 3 card to the second (currently unused) PCIe 16x slot. I don't use this rig for gaming, and I don't have a supper crazy graphics card, but I would like it to work at its max capacity.

The SYBA card also works well in Win 7 32-Bit. not Tested on Win7-64 but expect similar performance after installing the included drivers.

As a bonus, the driver CD includes drivers for a number of different SATA/ATA controllers. I hope to try these included drivers to try to get my mobo's onboard JMicron JM363 SATA controller to work under Mavericks. The stock Apple SATA driver recognize the JMicron controller, but can't see anything attached to same. OSX 10.7.5 seems to recognize the WD My Book, but asks for it to be "initialized' / reformatted. When I attempt a format in Disk Utility, the operation fails and the data already on the drive remains intact,.

At this point the onboard JMicron controller remains unused and I have disabled it in the BIOS.

I hardly need it tho given the performance and ease of installation of the SYBA card.

Cons: None for the SYBA card.

Other Thoughts: Bought this to provide eSATA support to my newer Hackint0sh build that comes only with USB 3.0 built in. Had tried for weeks to get the onboard JMicoron JM 363 eSATA controller to function with Mavericks and hosed my system 6 or 7 times in the process. After stepping away from all this for a few days I thought I'd try the SYBA card on my old build just to see what would happen. (My new build is still a work in progress) To my delight it worked immediately, recognizing my WD MyBook as a removable HD and giving me 3 MB/sec connection speeds, the max supported by my older mobo.

I am very pleased, and since it only costs $25, I really don't mind buying 1 of these for each of my future builds as I have a number of eSATA enclosures and am not ready to give up on the technology.

Would give 5/5 eggs, but I feel I haven't used the card long enough to warrant that.

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