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The 4-Port (2 Internal/2 External) PCIe SATA 6 Gb/s Controller Card from StarTech adds 2 internal or external SATA ports to your computer through a single PCIe (x1) card slot. The card features on-board jumper selection, which enables you to configure the card to provide 2 internal or external SATA III ports, or one of each, as required.
The SATA III card features Port Multiplier (PM) support on each port, which allows multiple drives to be connected over a single cable when necessary. The card is fully compliant with the SATA revision 3.0 specification (up to 6 Gb/s of data bandwidth), enabling you to utilize the speeds of high-performance hard drives and solid state drives (SSD), as well as SATA-based optical drives (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Blu-Ray).
Two internal/external switchable SATA ports
Features two SATA channels that can be independently switched between the internal or external (eSATA) ports as needed
Compliant with SATA revision 3.0, which can support up to 6 Gb/s of bandwidth
Supports SATA-based optical drives (CD/DVD/BD)
Offers SATA III connectivity (6 Gb/s) while maintaining backwards compatibility with SATA I (1.5 Gb/s) and II (3 Gb/s) device connections, which helps eliminate the expense of having to upgrade drives
Includes both a full and low-profile/half-height bracket for installation into any size of desktop computer
Uses existing SATA I/II cabling
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and ATA/ATAPI commands
Port multiplier FIS-based and Command-based switching supported
Compliant with PCIe 2.0 standards
Upgrade an older PCIe-based system with SATA 6 Gb/s connectivity to better utilize faster SATA drives
Add more internal SATA ports to a computer system for connecting additional storage drives and/or optical drives
Add internal and/or external SATA III ports to a computer through a single PCIe slot, with the option to change the available connections to external/internal ports, as needed based on updated system requirements or applications