If you’re a PC gamer facing slow frame rates, upgrading your graphics card generally gives you the best improvement. Yet for many of us that generally do office work and web browsing on the computer, a faster I/O subsystem would deliver the most noticeable speedup. The Magic-Pro PCI-Express SATA-III Raid Caddy can really breathe new life into an older computer by giving you blazing fast disk access.
Your old PC may only support SATA II, even though SATA III has been out for a while and at 6Gbps it is twice as fast. This Magic Pro drive caddy connects to a PCI Express slot and provides SATA III support for the two 2.5″ drives it holds. Fill those slots with the latest solid state drives, which are cheaper and much faster than ever, for absolutely incredible read and write speeds.
Use built-in hardware raid (Marvel 88SE9128 controller) to in Raid 0 (for quicker reads and writes) or Raid 1 (for quicker reads and redundancy to protect all your data if one drive fails.)
Magic-Pro PCI-Express SATA 6Gbps Raid Caddy
- Product Code: UPCSF019100
- Based on Marvel 88SE9128 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA 6Gbps hardware RAID controller
- Support 2 x SATA 6.0Gbps ports in 2.5″ HDD/SDD form factor
- 1-Lane PCI-Express 2.0 interface supports communication speed of 5.0Gbps and backwards compatible to 2.5Gbps
- Supports Hardware RAID 0 and RAID 1
- Supports SATA Port Multiplier FIS based switching or command based switching
- Supports Native Command Queue (NCQ)
- Unique Hard Drive Activity LED indicator circuit design: The LED blinks when there is read/write activity on any one of the hard drive connected to the motherboard SATA port or to this add-on card
- Support Window 7 / Vista / XP
Order the Magic-Pro PCI-Express SATA 6Gbps Raid Caddy for $45 from USB Brando.