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The Hybrid HDD-SSD is a special two ports SATA III PCI-e host controller that can be configured to operate in either hybrid mode or standard mode. In Hybrid mode, the controller enhances the performance of any ordinary SATA hard drive by the faster speed of a SSD (Solid State Drive). This significantly improves the boot up time of your system as well as the overall read/write performance of the hard drive, great for storage IO intensive applications such as gaming, video editing, CAD/CAM or high performance workstations. For more detail on how the hybrid mode operates and the benefit, please click on the following link to read the white paper from Marvell, the ASIC engine supplier for this controller.

In standard mode, this controller becomes a standard two ports SATA III PCI-e controller that supports maximum throughput up to 6 Gbps. The two drives can be configured in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 group or as two individual drives.

  SSD Standalone Marvell HyperDuo (SSD+ HDD) HDD standalone
HDD score only
Micron 256GB 6G/s Capacity Mode Safe Mode WD 1TB 6G/s
28179 25675 15278 5580

Product Features

  • Increase system overall performance by combining a small capacity high performance SSD and a low cost high capacity hard drive.
  • Support mode of operation:
    • HybridDrive (HDD+SSD) mode: Safe Mode (Mirrored Protection) or Capacity Mode (Cost-Optimized)
      HybridDrive mode enables 80 percent of the performance of a solid state drive (SSD) on any SATA hard drive at one-third the cost of SSD
    • Standard mode : Hardware RAID0, RAID1 or as two individual drives
  • Port Multiplier Compatible - support connecting one Port Multiplier only
  • Maximum 6Gbits/sec*
  • Hot swappable - drive can be removed and added without system shut down or restart **
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) support
  • SATA III maximum transfer rate of 6.0Gbps*
  • Compatible with any SATA I, II or III hard drive
  • Install into standard height or low profile system
  • 2 LED connections for drive activity

*To achieve the maximum throughput, the PCI-Express slot must be version 2.0 or higher. Older system with PCI-Express 1.0 slot will limit the speed to 2.5 Gbps. In standard mode, performance per port may decrease under individual drive configuration if both ports are transferring data simultaneously due to the limited throughput of the PCI-Express slot. Please visit following web page for more information of ExpressCard v1.0 and v2.0

** Hot swapping hard drive has been tested on Windows OS only.

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Hybrid HDD - SSD Controller

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Hybrid HDD - SSD Controller on standard height PCI bracket , low profile PCI bracket, Driver CD, User guide

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  • 6Gbps SATA III two Ports PCIe Gen2 1 Lane Host Adapter
  • PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 compatible
  • Compliant with 5Gbps PCI Express 2.0
  • Fully compliant with Serial ATA specifications 3.0
  • Support SATA III transfer rate of 6.0Gbps, 3.0Gbps, 1.5Gbps
  • Support HybridDrive (HDD+SSD), Hardware RAID0, RAID1
  • HybridDrive enables 80 percent of the performance of a solid state drive (SSD) at one-third the cost
  • HybridDrive Modes: Safe Mode (Mirrored Protection), Capacity Mode (Cost-Optimized)
  • Support ATA and ATAPI commands
  • Support Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Support one Port Multiplier FIS-based or Command-based switching and max two RAID groups
  • Low Profile PCIe Form Factor
  • Includes PCIe Low Profile and regular size two Brackets
  • Two Pin headers on board for LED connection
  • Compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, 2008
  • Dimension: (W x D x H) - 65mm x 10mm x 55mm (2.56in x .39in x 2.17in)
  • Weight: 30g ( 1.16oz)
  • Operating temperature range: 0 °C to +70 °C
  • Operating humidity range: 5% to 90%
  • Storage temperature range: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Storage humidity range: 5% - 95% (non condensing)
  • 1 year warranty
  • RoHS Compliant

Specification subject to change without notice


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