Number of Drives Supported Through Port Multiplier
1 to 4
Hardware Raid Supported
Max Drive Capacity
Currently tested up to 4TB per drive
Hot Swap Capability
Weight of Product
1.7 oz [49 g]
2.8 in [70 mm]
4.7 in [12 cm]
0.8 in [20 mm]
Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.14 Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
System and Cable Requirements
Available PCI Express x2 slot (backward compatible with x4, x8, and x16 slots)
The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. If used with PCI Express Gen 1.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 2.5 Gbps per lane. If used with PCI Express Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5 Gbps per lane.
Only one port can use the Port Multiplier feature at a time. Supports up to 4 drives connected via Port Multiplier, 7 drives total.
Port Multiplier not supported in Mac OS.
Note: Connected drives cannot be used as System / Primary drive in Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
The Marvell Storage Utility application requires macOS 10.9 to 10.14.