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2-port SATA III (6 Gbps) to PCI Express x2 Gen 2 Host Card

S3-PCIE2XG212|2-port SATA III (6 Gbps) to PCI Express x2 Gen 2 Host Card
  • Host Bus: PCIe x2 Gen2 (10 Gbps)
  • SATA III (6.0 Gbps)
    • Two eSATA ports
  • With AHCI Firmware
  • Low Profile PCI form factor

The S3-PCIE2XG212 is 2-port SATA III (6 Gbps) to PCI Express x2 Gen2 Host Card .

The S3-PCIE2XG212 is Serial ATA Advantage HCI controller, bridges PCI Express Gen2 x2 to two ports of Serial ATA 6Gbps, enables Serial ATA PHY up to 6Gbps high speed interface, supports SRIS (Separate Refclk Independent SSC) function, complies with Serial ATA Revision 3.2 Specification. S3-PCIE2XG212 can be applied on PC, servers, IPC, storage devices, and communication applications.

Technical Specifications


General Features

  • Low Profile PCI form factor
  • Option Rom and firmware support through 64K Byte SPI flash
  • Two LEDs of each SATA port
  • Industry Specifications Compliance:
    • PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 2.0
    • PCI Express Card Electromechanical Rev. 2.0
    • Serial ATA AHCI Spec. Rev.1.3
    • Serial ATA Revision 3.2

PCI Express Features

  • Supports two lane of PCI Express
  • 2.5 and 5.0 Gbps seed negotiation
  • Single virtual channel
  • Embedded Spread Spectrum Controller
  • Supports Separate Refclk Independent SSC
  • Supports PCI Express Link Layer Power Management
  • Supports Message Signaled Interrupt
  • 100MHz differential PCI Express reference clock in

SATA Features

  • Supports 2 ports Serial ATA PHY
  • 1.5Gbps, 3.0Gbps and 6.0Gbps speed negotiation
  • SATA PHY 1i/1m/2i/2m/3i
  • Supports AHCI programming interface
  • Supports Native Command Queue (NCQ)
  • Supports Port Multiplier command based switching
  • Supports Partial and Slumber Power Management States
  • Supports Drive Power Control and Staggered Spin-up
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T feature
Number of Ports:
  • Two eSATA ports
Computer Platform

Computer with PCI Express slot (x2, x4, x8, x16)

Note: For the best performance (5.0 Gbps), S3-PCIE2XG212 should be installed in a PCIe Gen 2 compliant slot in the host computer.  Most computers have PCIe Gen 2 (5.0 Gbps) throughput on x8 or x16 slots. A PCIe Gen 1 compliant slot reaches up to 2.5 Gbps throughput.

Operating System Requirements
  • OS supports AHCI in-box driver.
  • Need Drivers support for Windows XP
Physical Dimensions
  • 65mm(H)x72mm(L)
  • NW: 36g
Kit includes
  • S3-PCIE2XG212
Optional Accessories
  • Low Profile PCI Bracket (S-BR-00194-13-1020)