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S3-PCIE2XG211PM

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

Highlights
  • Host Bus: PCIe x2 Gen2 (10 Gbps)
  • SATA III (6.0 Gbps)
    • One eSATA port and five SATA ports (1-to-5 Port Multiplier)
  • With AHCI Firmware
  • Low Profile PCI form factor
Introduction

The S3-PCIE2XG211PM is 6-port SATA III (6 Gbps) to PCI Express x2 Gen2 Host Card .
The S3-PCIE2XG211PM integrated a Two-Lane PCIe 2.0 to 2-Port Serial ATA 6Gbps Advantage HCI controller and 1-to-5 Port Multiplier. It bridges PCIe x2 Gen2 to 6-port 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-PCIE2XG211PM 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 6-port 6.0Gbps SATA III interface
  • Output swing control and automatic impedance calibration for SATA III PHY
  • Supports asynchronous signal recovery
  • Supports spread spectrum clocking
  • Supports partial / slumber power saving mode
  • Automatically speed negotiation
  • Supports BIST and loopback mode
  • Supports staggered spin-up (Optional)
  • Supports Hot-Plug
  • Supports asynchronous notification
  • Supports ATAPI drives
  • Supports command-based and FIS-based switching
  • Supports PM aware and non-PM aware host
  • Supports executing host loaded firmware code
Number of Ports:
  • One eSATA port
  • Five SATA port (1-to-5 Port Multiplier)
Computer Platform

Note:
For the best performance (5.0 Gbps), S3-PCIE2XG211PM 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.

  • Computer with PCI Express slot (x2, x4, x8, x16)
Physical Dimensions
  • 65mm(H)x80mm(L)
  • NW: 47.5g
Operating System Requirements
  • OS supports AHCI in-box driver.
  • Need Drivers support for Windows XP
Kit includes
  • S3-PCIE2XG211PM
Optional Accessories
  • Low Profile PCI Bracket (BR-00226-00)
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