2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller
2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller
PEXESATA2
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Manual Revision: 07/11/2011
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Table of Contents
Introduction.............................................................................................1
Packaging Contents.................................................................................................................................. 1
System Requirements............................................................................................................................... 1
Installation...............................................................................................2
Hardware Installation............................................................................................................................... 2
Driver Installation....................................................................................................................................... 2
Verifying Successful Installation........................................................................................................... 3
Updating Driver Files................................................................................................................................ 4
Specifications...........................................................................................5
Technical Support...................................................................................6
Warranty Information.............................................................................6
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Introduction
This 2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller Adapter Card offers simple connectivity
between a host computer and eSATA devices. Providing two eSATA ports the adapter
card offers a cost-effective solution for connecting hot-pluggable, high-speed storage,
and in turn allows for easier data backups and archiving.
With full support for SATA 300 (SATA II) hard drives and data transfer speeds of up to
3 Gbps, the adapter card features a native PCI Express single chipset that provides
enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for external SATA storage needs.
The PCI Express eSATA controller card also features port multiplier capability with
command-based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to a host PC or
Mac desktop through a single external SATA connection.
A dual profile solution, the eSATA controller card includes a low profile/half-height
bracket for adapting to slimline or small form factor system applications.
Packaging Contents
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1 x PCI Express eSATA Card
1 x Low profile bracket
1 x Instruction Manual
1 x Driver CD
System Requirements
• A CD/DVD-ROM drive (for driver installation)
• PCI Express enabled computer system with available PCIe card slot
• Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008 R2/7 (32/64-bit), or
Apple® Mac OS® 10.4.9/10.4.10/10.5.1, or Linux®
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Installation
WARNING! PCI Express cards, like all computer equipment, can be severely
damaged by static electricity. Be sure that you are properly grounded before
opening your computer case or touching your PCI Express card. StarTech.com
recommends that you wear an anti-static strap when installing any computer
component. If an anti-static strap is unavailable, discharge yourself of any
static electricity build-up by touching a large grounded metal surface (such
as the computer case) for several seconds. Also be careful to handle the PCI
Express card by its edges and not the gold connectors.
Hardware Installation
1. Turn your computer off and any peripherals connected to the computer (i.e. Printers,
external hard drives, etc.). Unplug the power cable from the rear of the power
supply on the back of the computer and disconnect all peripheral devices.
2. Remove the cover from the computer case. See documentation for your computer
system for details.
3. Locate an open PCI Express slot and remove the metal cover plate on the rear of the
computer case (Refer to documentation for your computer system for details.). Note
that this card will work in PCI Express slots of additional lanes (i.e. x4, x8 or x16 slots).
4. Insert the card into the open PCI Express slot and fasten the bracket to the rear of
the case.
NOTE: If installing the card into a small form factor/low profile system, replacing the
pre-installed full profile bracket with the included low profile installation bracket may
be necessary.
5. Place the cover back onto the computer case.
6. Insert the power cable into the socket on the power supply and reconnect all other
connectors removed in Step 1.
Driver Installation
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7 Fresh OS installation
The following instructions pertain to new installations of Windows 2000/XP/Server
2003 or Vista/7, allowing you to boot from a device attached to the eSATA ports
provided by the eSATA controller:
NOTE: Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 can only load drivers from a floppy disk. So the
drivers from the CD must be copied to a floppy disk prior to installation.
1. Insert the Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 or Vista installation CD into the CD/DVDROM drive. Ensure that the computer is configured to boot from the appropriate
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location, from the system BIOS.
2. 2000/XP/Server 2003: Once the boot sequence begins, press F6 for third party SCSI
or driver installation (at the beginning of text mode installation). Press ‘S’ when
setup asks if you want to specify an additional device, and insert the floppy disk.
Press ‘Enter’ and select ‘Silicon Image SiI 3132 SATALink Controller’.
Vista: When prompted to select a drive, Click the Load Drivers button and then
insert the Driver CD (included with PEXESATA2) into the CD/DVD-ROM drive. Press
‘Enter’ and select ‘Silicon Image SiI 3132 SATALink Controller’.
3. Follow the setup instructions to select your choice for partition and file system.
4. After setup examines your disks, it will copy files from the CD to the hard drive
selected above and restart the system. After restart the setup process will resume
installation, until complete.
Adding to an Existing Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7 installation
1. During OS boot up, Windows will display the ‘Found New Hardware Wizard’. ‘Mass
Storage controller’.
2. Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)”, and click “Next”, and make
sure the Driver CD is in your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
3. Select “Search for the best driver in these locations”, and check “Include this location
in the search”, while ensuring that no other checkmarks are present.
4. Type in E:\ (If your CD-ROM/DVD is E:\) then click “Browse”.
5. Specify the location of the driver file (example E:\SATA Express_2Port \Sil3132 \
WinXP_2000_2003_NT), and click “Open” then “OK”.
6. When the wizard indicates that it found a driver for the device click ‘Next’.
7. If the ‘Hardware Installation’ dialog appears, click ‘Continue Anyway’.
8. The wizard will now copy the required files to the system and start the Driver. When
the completion dialog appears, click ‘Finish’ to exit the wizard.
Verifying Successful Installation
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7
1. Right click on the ‘My Computer’ icon, select ‘Properties’, left click on the ‘Hardware’
tab, and then on the ‘Device Manager’ button.
2. Double click on ‘SCSI and RAID Controllers’, If there is no yellow ! or ? in front of
‘Silicon Image SiI 3132 SATALink Controller’, the driver is functioning correctly.
3. To view information about the devices attached to the controller, use the SiICfg
Utility and click on the device from the list.
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Updating Driver Files
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7
1. Right-click on ‘My Computer’ and select ‘Properties’. Under the ‘System Properties’
section, click on the ‘Hardware’ tab, and then on ‘Device Manager’. Click ‘SCSI and
RAID Controllers’ and right click ‘Silicon Image SiI 3132 SATALink Controller’ then
select ‘Properties’ from the context menu.
2. Click ‘Driver’ ,’Update Driver’ and select ‘Search for a suitable driver for my
device[Recommended]’. Insert the Driver CD in your CD-ROM/DVD drive, and click
‘Next’ and complete the driver installation.
3. The system will go through the enumeration process and install the driver. At the
end of the process, click ‘Yes’ to reboot your system when necessary.
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Specifications
PCI Express 1.1
(x1 slot connector)
Bus Interface
SATA revision 2.0
Form Factor
Full/Low Profile
Chipset ID
Silicon Image SiI3132
External Connectors
2 x eSATA female
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
eSATA: 3.0 Gbps
Compatible Operating System
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/
Server 2008 R2/7 (32/64-bit),
Mac OS 10.4.9/10.4.10/10.5.1, Linux
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Technical Support
StarTech.com’s lifetime technical support is an integral part of our commitment to
provide industry-leading solutions. If you ever need help with your product, visit
www.startech.com/support and access our comprehensive selection of online tools,
documentation, and downloads.
For the latest drivers/software, please visit www.startech.com/downloads
Warranty Information
This product is backed by a lifetime warranty.
In addition, StarTech.com warrants its products against defects in materials
and workmanship for the periods noted, following the initial date of purchase.
During this period, the products may be returned for repair, or replacement with
equivalent products at our discretion. The warranty covers parts and labor costs only.
StarTech.com does not warrant its products from defects or damages arising from
misuse, abuse, alteration, or normal wear and tear.
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officers, directors, employees or agents) for any damages (whether direct or indirect,
special, punitive, incidental, consequential, or otherwise), loss of profits, loss of business,
or any pecuniary loss, arising out of or related to the use of the product exceed the
actual price paid for the product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages. If such laws apply, the limitations or exclusions
contained in this statement may not apply to you.
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