This board is a PCI Express to eight SATA Gen III 6Gb/s channels host controller that brings server-class features to the desktop.
This board enables the use of the industry’s newest and fastest hard drives at 6Gb/s while providing backward compatibility to legacy SATA 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s drives.
It supports connecting up to eight SATA devices via two internal mini SAS (SFF-8087) connectors.
Each SATA connection supports throughput up to 6Gbps when installed into PCI-Express 2.0 slot with 4 or more lanes.
Eight internal SATA ports via two internal mini SAS connectors (SFF-8087)
Compliant with PCI-Express Specification v2.1 and backward compatible with PCI-Express 1.x
Compliant with Serial ATA Specification 3.0
PCI Express x4 interface, and compatible with PCI Express x8 and x16 slots
Supports communication speeds of 6.0Gbps, 3.0Gbps and 1.5Gbps
Hot plug and Hot Swap
Support ATA and ATAPI commands
Support Native Command Queue (NCQ)
Support Port Multiplier
8 LEDs for drive activity
Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (32/64 bit); Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later; Linux 2.6.32 and up (Tested up to 3.16 kernel)
Available 4-Lanes PCI-Express slot gen 2.0 or alter
1 x 8-Port SATA 6G PCIe Card
1 x Driver CD
1 x User Manual