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Date:      Mon, 10 Feb 2020 13:22:28 -0800
From:      David Christensen <>
Subject:   Looking for FOSS supported PCIe x4 SATA 6 Gb/s HBA with 4 or 8 ports
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I have a system with an Intel DQ67SW desktop board:

It has the following expansion slots:

- One PCI Express 2.0 x16 add-in card connector

- One PCI Express 2.0 x4 add-in card connector

- One PCI Express 2.0 x1 add-in card connector

- One Conventional PCI bus connector

I need more SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and am looking for a HBA:

1.  I would prefer using PCIe x4 slot, but can use the x16 slot.

2.  Non-RAID.

3.  At least four SATA ports.

4.  Can handle sustained loads of ~250 MB/s across all SATA ports 

5.  Works OOTB with FreeBSD 12.1, Debian 9, and Debian 10.

6.  Works OOTB with SeaToolsBootable_RC_2.1.2.

7.  New or used.

My research thus far:

1.  LSI products are popular, but:

     a.  Most seem to be PCIe x8.

     b.  STFW I see more than a few posts complaining about changing 
firmware from RAID to non-RAID, buggy firmware releases, and/or 
motherboard BIOS/UEFI incompatibilities with the flash tools.

2.  Syba offers products:,74

     a.  While migrating backup data, I recently saw a Syba PCIe x1 two 
port SATA II 3 Gb/s HBA model SD-SA2PEX-2IR throttling under sustained 
load -- it ran at 80-100 MB/s for 4-5 minutes, then at ~7 MB/s for two 
hours.  Unacceptable.



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