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SYBA SD-PEX40054 PCI-Express 2.0 x4 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) HyperDuo 4-port RAID Controller Card

  • RAID 0/1/10 JBOD
  • 4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s
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  • Helen S.
  • 7/18/2015 3:54:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHow could you mess this up?

Pros: Cheap
Good if AND only if you want to extend Sata II (not III) ports

Cons: Falsely advertised.
Not Sata III speeds.

Other Thoughts: Dear Syba and Marvell. How could you possible have messed this up? Do you know how easy it is to advertise the correct speeds for each individual item? (Hint: It's pretty easy). The reason I ask this is due to the fact that this product does NOT support SATA III (6.0Gb/s) due to the fact that each SATA port onboard is connected to a PCI-e X1 (2.5Gb/s) lane (yeah, that's right. It seems when I installed it into a computer, the bios on the card itself reads it as PCI-e 2.5Gb/s on a PCI-e 2.0 lane, which makes no sense given that I only had an x16 lane in use and my motherboard has 3 x16 PCI-e 2.0 lanes, while the chipset supports up to x36 PCI-e lanes in use). It's not as if I have a bad SSD either, since it's the 256GB Samsung 850 Pro - which is arguably one of the fastest SATA III SSD's on the market. When advertising you need to advertise the theoretical speeds of each INDIVIDUAL port on the item. The III in SATA III denotes it is the 3rd revision of SATA and thus can support up to 6Gb/s PER LANE. Whats funny is when using this card, I got worse speeds than the already falsely advertised Marvell SATA III controller on my motherboard (which supports 5Gb/s although it was advertised as Sata 6Gb/s).

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

This device is advertised correctly as it can reach SATAIII speeds utilizing a PCI-E x1 lane.

We understand that it's difficult to understand the complexity of PCI-Express lanes. However as indicated from multiple reputable sources a PCI-E v2.0 x1 lane can, and does reach SATAIII speeds if you utilize bi-directional bandwidth, which this card does.

A PCI-E v1.0 x1 lane is only capable of 2.5Gb/s. You need to properly identify the correct version of your PCI-E lanes as this determines the speeds you are able to obtain.

Do note that, yes, this cards ports all do share the single lane (x1). When multiple devices are accessed at once you will bottleneck the single lane. However when accessing one device at a time you can achieve SATAIII speeds with the controller.

If you need any more information or help understanding PCI-E lanes please feel free to contact our tech support team which is more than willing to help you.

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

-Regards SYBA CST 07312015

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  • Alton H.
  • 6/28/2015 12:30:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: none

Cons: drive constantly hangs up

Other Thoughts: card is absolute garbage!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for your dissatisfaction with this controller card.

Please ensure that you have set your system to AHCI mode, and updated your motherboard BIOS.

Our tech support team is happy to assist you with installing and configuring this device for your system.

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

-Regards SYBA CST 07172015

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  • A M.
  • 6/3/2015 9:41:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: SSD boot drive plus 3 HDDs connected and recognised by Windows 7 Home Premium, no problems.

No need to install any Marvell drivers. Upon first bootup Windows loaded OK, automatically installed some drivers and requested a Restart. After restarting the computer everything works fine. If you're using Linux then maybe you need Marvell drivers.

If you're not using RAID or HyperDuo then there's no need for installing the Marvell Utility software.

If you want HyperDuo or RAID then you can access the setup for that during bootup by Ctrl + M. Only install the Marvell software if you want to play with the settings when Windows is already running.

I used the HyperDuo in the past and it worked well, but now using SSD on its own for Windows and other drives for data.

Quick access to all drives.

Max. Sequential Read/Write MB/sec. on SSD (ATTO): 540 / 535

On the SYBA website product page you can click on the "Question" tab and ask tech support to clarify anything you need to know. They are very helpful in their replies.

Cons: Install can be confusing and frustrating unless you follow instructions EXACTLY. And, the instructions are not always clear to the uninitiated.

A series of jumpers allows you to choose between using all 4 internal SATA ports or using 2 internal plus 2 external SATA ports. Jumper pin layout on the card is opposite to jumper pin layout normally used on motherboards. Usually, on a 3-pin jumper the pins are numbered from left-to-right, 1-2-3. However, on this controller card, while the jumpers themselves are clearly labelled, the pins on each jumper are not labelled. It turns out that the pin numbering sequence on these jumpers from left-to-right is 3-2-1. i discovered after connecting 4 drives to the internal ports that only 2 drives were recognised. This led to moving all the jumpers to adjacent pins which activated the other 2 internal ports, and all drives were then recognised. In other words, the jumpers were preset for using 2 internal plus 2 external ports by default. If that's mentioned in the instructions i failed to see it.

The internal SATA ports are somewhat delicate so be careful when connecting and disconnecting SATA cables. If you need industrial strength connectors buy a $400 controller card, not a $40 card!

This card adds 5 to 10 seconds to the bootup time.

*Important: If you're going to set up the Hyper-Duo feature you must do a fresh install of Windows. Be sure to save all wanted data onto a different drive before proceeding.

Other Thoughts: My Windows boot drive and three data drives were all connected to the SATA II ports on my ASUS P6TD Deluxe motherboard (circa 2009). Everything worked OK except that the SSD Sequential Read speed was limited to about 280MB/sec. So, i installed the SYBA SD-PEX40054 controller card. After fiddling around with the card's jumpers i got all 4 internal ports working. Now, the SSD reaches Sequential Read speed of 540MB/sec. In regular use, the faster speed will probably only be noticed when copying very large files or loading game levels with large graphics textures. Still, it's nice to update an older SATA II board with speedier SATA III, and you gain 4 extra ports!

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  • Brian L.
  • 5/6/2015 11:48:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: You can get this thing to work.

Cons: Poor design needs more thought on connector layout , poor documentation actually no documentation came with, does not work as advertised per Syba tech support. If using it as a boot and only a boot may work but not when you use it as a boot and data storage device. Hangs on boot so takes many times to boot. save your money and upgrade the motherboard better results I'm sure and you can upgrade SATA and USB at the same time which actually would cut cost. Ended up putting the SATA III disk back onto my SATA II from motherboard to boot. When it did boot correctly which happened a few times it would boot very fast.

Other Thoughts: If you do regular builds maybe but if you only do builds very seldom may not be for you. Took about a week to install with new install of os as well and trying to solve the issues. MOBO was Rampage II with the card in third 16 video slot.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

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

Please note that when booting from this card a reinstall/repair of the OS is necessary.

Our tech support team is more than happy to provide any information you may need when determining the compatibility and specification of a device.

Our tech support team may also assist you with installing and configuring this device for your system.

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

-Regards SYBA CST 05082015

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/4/2015 8:46:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card for the price

Pros: Great card for the price. Put this in an older gigabyte board along with a samsung 850 pro and it has been working flawlessly.

Cons: The only thing that I dont really like is the 2 back sata connectors because they do not lock. The cable tends to slide off easily but I just make sure they are seated correctly before I close the case.

I was well aware of this issue before I bought it. for me it is not a deal breaker just thought I would throw it out there.

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  • Keith R.
  • 12/18/2014 5:41:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsavoid this card for Linux use

Pros: seems well made,
Syba support very responsive
This is likely a Marvel problem not Syba

Cons: Near identical problems as another reviewer. Under high load with Centos7 variety of controller problems ending in all 4 ports shutting down.
Contacted Syba they indicated there are no newer firmware upgrades.

Web searching suggests other have this issue but no resolution.

Other Thoughts: As I've tossed box etc not too sure what my options are.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

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

Its rare for many Marvell controllers to operate at peak performance outside of Windows OS. If possible we would suggest that most users stick with a Silicon Image or ASMedia chipset.

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

determining the compatibility and specification of a device.

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

-Regards SYBA CST 12262014

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  • Paul B.
  • 11/3/2014 10:02:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSYBA SD-PEX40054 PCI-Express 2.0

Pros: Just installed this controller extra PCI-E x8 port that was available on my Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P mobo socket 775, and it works great. My mobo is only SATAII, so I wanted to take an advantage of SATAIII speeds with my Muschkin 120GB SSD. For less than 50 dollars my SSD speed doubled from about avg. 250mb/s to 513/531mb/s.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Based on Based on Marvell 88SE9230 Chipset, if you have PCI-E 2.0 available on your motherboard this chipset supports speeds up to 10GB/s.

Note: If you have older board like mine, check with motherboard mfg. website to make sure you have an extra 2.0 slot, otherwise the speed will be similar to SATAII.
On the ATTO benchmark it looks very impressive over 500mb/s r/w but Gigabyte bios loads so slow. It takes about 15-17 sec before the drive even starts to load, after that its super fast.

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  • Jon B.
  • 10/16/2014 9:55:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSATA III PCI-e X4 adapter

Pros: Adapter works great with SSD. Using the PCI-e V2.0 slot, an OCZ Vertex 460 achieves 492 MB/s read and 475 MB/s write speeds, which is very close to the rated speed and much faster than my onboard SATA II connection.

Unfortunately, I had to use a PCI-e X16 video card slot, which is version 2.0 since the X8 slot is only version 1.0. When used on a PCI-e V1.0, it only achieved 345 MB/s write and 290 MB/s write (onboard SATA II was 259 MB/s read and 246 MB/s write).

Good price for the features, although I have not tried the RAID or Cache yet. The main reason for purchasing this card over other cards using PCI-e X1 is to maximize a SSD.

Cons: None, other than the IOPS changed from 48,000 for read and write using SATA II compared to 33,000 read and 62,000 write using the PCI-e X16 slot.

Other Thoughts: If you only have PCI-e V1.0, the card will yield only marginal improvements over SATA II. All testing was done using Anvil Storage Utilities v1.1.0

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  • MFabian F.
  • 10/4/2014 2:53:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with Linux when you need more SATA IIIs

Pros: Works great with Linux OpenSuse 13.1 64 bit. Allows SSD drives 6/g sec work work off my spare PCI-Express Video Card. ... GREAT !!!

Cons: 0

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  • Gary J.
  • 8/31/2014 3:12:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTakes some work

Pros: A boost for older MBs.

Cons: Setup was not easy.

Other Thoughts: If you need a this card for SSD speeds on older board with out spending the bank buy it! Not for non experenced users. Read other reviews they are of some help. Find the latest drivers for Marvell 9230 chip.

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