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4-Channel SATA II PCI-X 64-Bit Card SIL3124 Chip for Windows and MAC

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4-Channel SATA II PCI-X 64-Bit Card SIL3124 Chip for Windows and MAC

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SKU: Si3124-2-2

Availability: Out of stock.

Regular Price: $119.98

Special Price: $79.98

Quick Overview

4-Channel SATA II PCI-X 64-Bit Card SIL3124 Chip for Windows and MAC. Two internal ports and two external ports.


Four RAID-ready SATA II ports for your high performance SATA II 3Gb/sec hard drives! Provides improved performance over comparable SATA RAID controllers by offering a PCI-X/133 MHz host interface with bandwidth up to 1056 MB/s, which is twice as much as a common 64bit PCI interface.  Plus, its four 3Gb/s external (eSATA) ports can deliver drive throughput of up to 300 MB/s (3Gb/s) each! Run 3 Internal SATA II Hard Drives Ranging in Capacity from 80GB up to 1000GB Each. Giving You a total Capacity of Over 8TB Per Card. Internal Ports Can Be Routed to external Bracket If so desired as all Ports on this Card are SATA II PortMultiplier Enabled, when using all Four Ports with 4 Port Multiplier Enclosures you total capacity can be 20TB per one card in one system.


Windows Users: This card supports "direct connect" drive enclosures like the 5-Bay 3726 or 4726 Chip Port Multiplier Hot-Swap SATA RAID Case Kit allowing you to use 5 individual drives or configure as RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0, RAID 1+S, RAID 5! 


Mac Users: Install this card in your PCI or PCI-X equipped Mac running OS 10.3.x or later and use the 5-Bay SATA Port Multiplier Enclosure or the 4-bay Hardware raid 4726 Chip eSATA Port Multiplier Enclosure! Connect up to 5 drives on External Port (Using Port Multiplier Enclosure) single cable. 
   


Driver Download HERE
Features:

  • SATA II compliant 
  • PCI-X and PCI BUS compatible 
  • SATA Port Multiplier compatible
  • Up to 3 Gbits/sec (300 Mbytes/sec) per port 
  • 2 eSATA (external SATA)Port and 2-SATA II Internal Ports
  • Backward compatible with Serial ATA 150 (SATA 1.5Gb/s) drives
  • Built in RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0, RAID 1+S, RAID 5 and JBOD support
  • 48-bit LBA supports large capacity drives (supports SATA ! and SATA II drive of any capacity)
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Supports SATA II disk hot plug (hot swap drives without system shut down) 
  • SATA II RAID PCI-X/PCI card with 4 eSATA connectors
  • RAID Management Software CD
  • PDF RAID Users Manual

4 Port SATA II RAID Controller Specifications

  • 4 external SATA (eSATA) ports
  • PCI-X /133 MHz (compatible with PCI 32/64 bit)
  • One Year Warranty

System Requirements

  • Pentium III 700Mhz or faster desktop computer
  • 128 MB RAM or more
  • Available PCI-X slot or 32/64 bit PCI slot (PCI-X slot required for maximum performance)
  • Operating Systems:
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Provides SATA port multiplier compatibility on all four ports with an Apple PowerMac G4 or G5 running Mac OS X 10.3.x or 10.4.x.
  • Mac OS X Version 10.3.x or later
  • Available PCI-X slot or 32/64 bit PCI slot (PCI-X slot required for maximum performance)
  • Power Mac G4* 
  • Power Mac G5 with PCI-X slots (not compatible with G5 Dual or Quad
  • Card does not support booting with Macs
SKU Si3124-2-2
Card Interface PCI-X
External Ports 1 x eSATA

Customer Reviews

  1. works well Review by ktbos
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    I needed internal SATA and external eSATA ports for my Mac. Turns out the Silicon Image 3124 ("Sil3124" or "SiI3124") is the best chip for the Mac to give these ports.

    FYI, this card is PCI-X but it works in my regular PCI slot. You do need to use jumpers to get it to work in the regular PCI slot and the card doesn't come with jumpers so if you plan on using it in a PCI slot, you should also scrounge up 2 jumpers.

    So does the job well for the Mac. Too bad it is more expensive than others that don't work for the Mac. (Posted on 4/4/2015)