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SYBA SI-PEX40071 8 Internal SATA III Ports PCI-Express Card, PCI-e x2 Slot, Specification V2.0 Plus Low Profile Bracket

  • Non-RAID controller
  • 8 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s Internal Connectors
  • Up to 6 Gb/s

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SYBA SI-PEX40071 8 Internal SATA III Ports PCI-Express Card

general information

The SYBA SI-PEX40071 PCI-Express Controller Card is designed for businesses which require large data storage. Equipped with dual chips, it gives you an easy way to add additional eight internal SATA III ports to your computer without compromising performance. The SATA III ports offer a blazing-fast data transfer rate of 6Gbps, while remaining backwards compatible with the SATA I and SATA II specifications. This controller card supports Port Multiplier FIS Based or Command Based switching, ensuring maximum performance.

Additionally, the card has great compatibility, and features hot plug and hot swap functions. The included low-profile bracket makes installation in compact cases a breeze.

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Up to Eight SATA III Ports

The SYBA SI-PEX40071 adds up to eight internal SATA III ports to your computer system, allowing you to easily connect eight additional HDD/SSD drives*. And, the SATA ports are bootable.

*Note: Hangs for 20-30 seconds if no HDD/SSD is connected to the card.

High Speed

The SATA III ports deliver a blistering fast data transfer speed of up to 6Gbps, letting you transfer monstrous amounts of data in seconds. They are also backwards compatible with SATA I (1.5Gbps) and II (3Gbps) standards.

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Port Multiplier Support

Thanks to the built-in support for SATA Port Multipliers with FIS-based switching or Command Based switching, this card allows you to easily connect more HHDs/SSDs at once*.

*Note: The SYBA SI-PEX40071 PCI-E controller card supports 3TB and 4TB GPT drives. Mac OS is limited to four ports active at one time.

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Native Command Queue (NCQ) Support

This card supports Native Command Queue (NCQ), allowing hard disk drives to internally optimize the order in which received read and write commands are executed. This can reduce the amount of unnecessary drive head movement, resulting in increased performance.

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Hot Swapability

This card supports hot plug and hot swap functions. Simply plug it into your computer system, and it’s ready to work.

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Great Compatibility

The SYBA SI-PEX40071 PCI-E controller card is compliant with PCI-E specification V2.0, and backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0. For added flexibility, it’s also compatible with PCI-E x4, x8 and x16 slots.

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Low Profile Ready

With the included low-profile bracket, this card can be effortlessly installed into desktop computers of various sizes.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Albert C.
  • 3/8/2016 10:23:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: I have a Plex Media Server installed on Ubuntu server 14.04.4 running kernel 4.2.0-30. I have 7x3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 drives for media and 1x120GB Samsung 850 EVO for the OS. The 3TB drives are in a 6 drive 'mdadm' RAID-10 with an additional drive as a spare in case one fails. All 8 drives I mentioned are now plugged into this SYBA SI-PEX40071 card.

Prior to this, I had the SSD plugged directly in to the motherboard which supported SATA II only. When it was there, it maxed out at approximately 220MB/s Buffered Read speeds. After moving to the SATA III card, cached reads stayed the same but buffered reads over doubled.

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[SSD Reads]
# hdparm -Tt /dev/sdc
/dev/sdc:
Timing cached reads: 9368 MB in 2.00 seconds = 4687.09 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 1542 MB in 3.00 seconds = 513.79 MB/sec

[SSD Writes]
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/tempfile b[lock]s[ize]=1M count=12288
12288+0 records in
12288+0 records out
12884901888 bytes (13 GB) copied, 60.3487 s, 214 MB/s


[6x3TB 'madam' RAID-10 Reads]
# hdparm -Tt /dev/md0
/dev/md0:
Timing cached reads: 9448 MB in 2.00 seconds = 4726.69 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 1510 MB in 3.00 seconds = 503.07 MB/sec

[6x3TB 'madam' RAID-10 Writes]
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/raid10/test/tempfile b[lock]s[ize]=1M count=12288
12288+0 records in
12288+0 records out
12884901888 bytes (13 GB) copied, 45.923 s, 281 MB/s
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[Parts]
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
RAM: 8GB
NIC: Intel 82574L Gigabit
Mobo: GA-78LMT-USB3 rev 5.0
8 Port SATA PCI-e: SYBA SI-PEX40071
Media Drives: 7x3TB Seagate ST3000DM001
OS Drive: 120GB Samsung 850 EVO

Cons: As mentioned by some people on Newegg and Am Prime for this product, you may have to tinker with the BIOs to get your OS drive to come up first. My system had 3 of the 3TB media drives set to attempt to boot in before my actual OS drive so it would just hang. Once I properly re-ordered the drives, all came up and server was running in <20 seconds.

Listed as a con but not marking off ant eggs for it.

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  • Jeremy N.
  • 2/20/2016 11:07:10 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Card

Pros: I have four of these functioning in three different machines. handling different sizes from 7TB, 28TB, 28TB of storage in software RAID-5. Best cards to accomplish my needs. Speeds are as to be expected, when will we ever hit theoretical controller speeds (never). Works with AMD APU boards and SuperMicro Server Boards. I will continue to build out my storage with these cards. I usually have a heart attack when they go out of stock but will soon realize that NewEgg will always order more to restock there warehouse.

Positive for both NewEgg and Syba

Cons: My only problem was that I had lost the driver CD and the weblink on Syba's website was broken so I had to order another card so I can get the disc to install the driver to multiply the ports. I can not ding my review cause of my clumsiness and not being able to find the driver CD

Other Thoughts: Specically NewEgg, please keep this on your shelves.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/12/2016 10:08:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsInconsistent ports and crash

Pros: Newegg customer service on RMA

Cons: Ports would disconnect seemingly randomly, and created general system instability, including bsod's.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the issues you've experienced with this PCIe Card.

Please let us know if the new card you received worked as intended, and update your review of the product.

If you need further assistance, contact our support team to assist you by emailing support@sybausa.com.

Our technical support team is available to help 9am-5pm M-F. Feel free to contact us during those business hours.

Thank you for purchasing one of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback.
- Regards, SYBA CST 20160303

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  • DAVE W.
  • 1/23/2016 12:17:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes exactly what it says it should.

Pros: Connected 8xSATAIII 6TB drives to the controller and were immediately shown in the BIOS and OS.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I see a lot of reviews from people that, apparently, didn't do their research. This is NOT a RAID controller. No, it might not work on your particular OS (looking at the guy that has a Mac). I used this device to build a 42TB RAID5 in unRAID and it works flawlessly with a consistent 150MBps throughput if there are no other Read/Write tasks running in parallel. Solid hardware as long as you know what your specific application of the hardware is going to be.

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  • Roy A.
  • 11/18/2015 6:43:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot working as advertised on MacPro

Pros: No pros. Just does not work as advertised.

Cons: Well, I stuck this thing into my MacPro, but lo and behold, only 4 drives show up in Disk Manager. Paid for this for half the functionality. According to the 'documentation' on the outside of the box, all jumpers are set to SATA (regardless of the question if there should be *any* difference in functioning).

Other Thoughts: Gotta get my money back and buy something else. At least I still have 4 sata slots available on my mainboard.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the issues you've encountered with this controller card.

The Marvell 88SE9705 chipset that drives this controller has four physical SATA links. It uses Port Multiplication to connect to more SATA devices, in this case eight devices. We've done some digging and it seems like Mac Pros don't come with Port Multiplication support, so only the four drives can be seen by your computer at one time.

This is an unfortunate situation and we're sorry for the confusion. We will work to make our device's use of port multiplication more apparent so future customers can make more informed purchasing decisions.

Thank you for purchasing one of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback.
- Regards, SYBA CST 20151119

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

5 out of 5 eggsGood SATA Controller

Pros: 8 ports and it works!!

I have bought lots of IDE and SATA controllers and they wouldn't work. They would boot the onboard bios, and see the drives then when windows boots up, they go into hiding. THIS CARD IS A GOOD WORKING CARD!!!! NO ISSUES!!!!

Cons: NO RAID?

Other Thoughts: NO RAID?

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  • PHILIP H.
  • 8/12/2015 8:41:52 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsInteresting device, works great, but a little confusing

Pros: his is a 4 port SATA III device with a port multiplier for each port. This gives you one additional port per connection to total 8 devices that can be attached. Lower cost per port compared to a full blown 8 port controller i.e. RAID SATA/SAS controller. Simple enough to install under LINUX no driver required. This has taken an older motherboard that had only SATA II support and breathed new life into it.

Cons: Confusing when your used to seeing all of your disks attached be displayed during the BIOS load Some performance lost due to the port multiplier. Documentation should state that you will not see all devices in the BIOS. Made me wonder if the controllers were not jumper-ed correctly. The description for this controller should state something in plain English how this works. It should state that the controller is a 4 port device and it uses the port multiplier technology to increase it to 8 ports. There would be less of the reviews stating this is a poor product. Also this is packaged in the IOCrest name. I have purchased SYBA product before and new the logo, I thought I had received the wrong product and in fact these are one in the same.

Other Thoughts: I have installed 2 of these in a small 16 * 6TB disk storage server, running LINUX software RAID 6. For the cost compared to purchasing a controller that supports RAID and 16 or more ports you would pay 2 1/2 to 4 times this. You get your monies worth when using this for a low performance storage. Only time will tell if there will be issues. But from what I have read if you know what you are doing with these controllers you should not have any problems.

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  • Fernando B.
  • 4/17/2015 4:30:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for the average storage junkie

Pros: Simple installation process. No extra power requirement. Simply plug into a PCI-e x2 or x16 and install the corresponding driver that comes on a mini cd in the package.

No problems so far and all drives work flawlessly.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Only the first 4 sata ports will work out of the box. You need to install the driver in order to get all ports working.

The driver cd contains a .txt file that explains what driver needs to be installed depending on your OS.

Currently I have mine running on windows 7 64bit and can confirm it works like it should.

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  • JAMES P.
  • 1/31/2015 8:02:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsinaccessible Marvell BIOS

Pros: none.

Cons: The manual states one must enter "Marvell BIOS Setup" in order to create a RAID array. It states the boot screen will display similar to "Press <CTRL>+<M> to enter BIOS Setup or <Space> to continue"

My boot screen simply displays "Press <Space to continue". Attempting to press CTRL M at that time does not open the Marvell BIOS and even if it did the boot screen only shows 4 out of the 5 connected drives. All jumps are set to "1-2" but that hardly matters as I can't enter the Marvell BIOS screen anyway.

Though I don't believe it makes a difference at this point, I've installed the latest Marvell drivers and nothing changed. I'd attach an image of the boot screen but this interface doesn't appear to be capable of that.

If I can't enter the Marvell BIOS, I can't create a RAID array. If I can't create a RAID array, this product is essentially a paperweight. Though it's not even a good paperweight because it's too light.

Manufacturer Response:

We apologize for your dissatisfaction with the this controller.

Please note that this device is not a RAID controller nor is it advertised with RAID capabilities.

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 02272015

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  • Igor S.
  • 8/8/2014 10:20:25 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAlmost works

Pros: good price; number of ports

Cons: reproducibly produces kernel panic under load

Other Thoughts: 1. Arrived promptly as always from newegg
2. Look good, package nice
3. Installed, attached 5 disk drices, recognized by OS (Ubuntu 14,04.1LTS 3.13.0-32-generic kernel), see all of them in OS (do not see some on BIOS post, but that iss ok).
4. Hot swap works as advertized.
5. Created zpool succesfully, 5x2T WD Green
6. Attempt to rsync ~1/2T of data; kernel panic after ~20G; reset; repeated this 5 times, reliably produces kernel panic under load in few min.
7. Removed card; replaced with old SATA I controller, same disks attached,
8. Now it works, did same rsync twice, no problem (but slow as expected).

Conclusion - good card but not for me.

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