PCES-SA6 PCIe controller 6x SATA 6G

Six-channel SATA III PCI-Express controller with six internal SATA ports. Standard & Low profile.

Input PCI-Express, 2-Lane
Output SATA 6G
rate up to 6 Gb/s
PC connection x2 slot
design standard profile, low profile
Extra TRIM

Where to buy

The AXAGON PCES-SA6 PCI-Express controller extends your desktop PC with six high-speed SATA III ports with a transmission rate up to 6Gb/s.

The card equipped with ASMedia chipset not only supports SATA 3.0 specification, but also other SATA technologies such as Hot-Plug, Native Command Queue (NCQ), TRIM, or Port Multiplier. Easy installation without the need to install drivers on most operating systems.

Included low profile bracket allow controller installation into standard and also low profile PC cases. 

• PCI-Express 3.0 interface, compatible with PCI-Express 1.0a / 1.1 / 2.0 / 2.1. 
• Number of 2-Lane (x2) lines, compatible with x4 / x8 / x16 PCIe slots. 
• The bandwidth of 2-Lane PCI-Express 3.0 bus 2 GB/s. 

• 6x independent Serial ATA port, SATA III 6G standard.
• 6x internal 7-pin SATA data connector. 
• Supports all SATA I / SATA II / SATA III optical drives, SSDs and hard disks of all capacities.

Other features:
• Full Plug and Play support. 
• Compliant with Serial ATA 3.0 specification (SATA/600), transmission rates of up to 6 Gb/s (600 MB/s). 
• Compliant with Serial ATA 2.0 specification (SATA/300), transmission rates of up to 3 Gb/s (300 MB/s). 
• Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 specification (SATA/150), transmission rates of up to 1.5 Gb/s (150 MB/s). 
• Compliant with the ATA AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) specification revision 1.4. 
• Fully supports Hot Plug connecting and disconnecting of SATA devices while running. 
• Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ).
• TRIM feature support for SSD disks.
• Supports Port Multiplier Command Based Switching.
• The ASMedia ASM1166 chipset is used. 

Supported OS:
• MS Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11 and later, Windows Server 2008 / 2012 / 2016 / 2019 / 2022 and later (supported are all 32- and 64-bit Windows OS versions), Linux with kernel 2.6.x and later.

Package contains:
• PCI-Express SATA controller,
• low profile brackets,
• printed installation manual in CZ / DE / DK / ENG / ESP / FIN / FR / GR / HR / HU / IT / NL / PL / PT / RO / RU / SK / SWE / TR / BG / CN / ARA,
• packed in a cardboard box.

interface PCI-Express 3.0
number of lines 2-Lane (x2)
rate 6 Gbit/s
compatibility PCI-Express 1.0a / 1.1 / 2.0 / 2.1
compatibility x4 / x8 / x16 PCIe slot
interface Serial ATA
rate 6 / 3 / 1.5 Gbit/s (SATA III / SATA II / SATA I)
connector 6x internal 7-pin SATA data male
compatibility all SATA I / SATA II / SATA III disks and drives
total permeability 2 GB/s
Supported features
TRIM yes
automatic installation yes
NCQ yes
Port Multiplier yes
Plug and Play yes
Hot Plug yes
Other features
standard profile yes
low profile yes
chipset ASMedia ASM1166
OS support
MS Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
MS Windows Server 2022 / 2019 / 2016 / 2012 / 2008
Linux kernel 2.6.x and higher


- PCI-Express controller with a standard size bracket
- low profile braket
- installation guide


- printed installation manual CZ / DE / DK / ENG / ESP / FIN / FR / GR / HR / HU / IT / NL / PL / PT / RO / RU / SK / SWE / TR / BG / CN / ARA


- cardboard box
- package dimensions 14.5 x 11.2 x 2.5
- weight of 1 pc package 94 g
- EAN 8595247906465


- number of pieces in the box: 100
- total weight of the box: 10.3 kg G.W.
- box dimensions: 58 x 28.5 x 31.5 cm


A): If the PC does not run with the card or the card is mistakenly detected in “Device Manager”, or if there is a yellow exclamation mark on the driver, or if “Device Manager” reports an error code “Code 10 - The device cannot start”, the card is in conflict with another device in your computer.

B): In most cases, this conflict can be solved by moving the card to another PCI (PCIe) slot, with the BIOS assigning other free resources to the card. If the move does not help, try the card separately, with no additional cards inserted. If the card cannot be moved to another slot, you can reset the BIOS of the computer (by jumper on the board or pulling out the backup battery, we recommend that you note all the original settings and reset everything to the required values). This will cause the IRQ, DMA, and I/O resources to be redistributed.

A): By initializing the disk, you can set the mode in which the hard disk will work

B): You can use the partition with the master boot record (MBR) or the GUID partition table (GPT). For disk up to 2TB, use the MBR option, we recommend selecting GPT on a larger disk than 2TB. Subsequently, the initialized disk should be formatted.

A): The newly purchased disk must be initialized before first use.

B): If the new disk is not initialized automatically, open "Disk Management", right-click on the desired disk and initialize it.

A): First try to move the card to another PCI-e slot in case of device conflict. The problem could also be caused by a poor quality or damaged SATA cable.

B): Verify if you have a correctly aligned partition on SSD (using the program that displays this information, such as ASS SSD Benchmark), more about the problem you can find here www.howtogeek.com/256859/dont-waste-time-optimizing-your-ssd-windows-knows-what-its-doing/. The next step should be to verify if the TRIM is working, preferably by using the SSD TRIM check tool program that can be downloaded at forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2302578 where the usage is described. We recommend a time delay of more than 15 seconds.

A): This will depend on the PCI-e bus of the motherboard used. If your motherboard does not have a PCI-e bus of at least ver. 2.0, the use of the controller will not be beneficial.

B): The PCI-e revision 1.0 (1.1) has a maximum bandwidth of 250 MB/s on a single line, the revision 2.0 has a theoretical bandwidth of 500 MB/s on a single line, and practical about 400 MB/ s (after subtraction of the bus itself). So if you connect SSD to int. SATA II controller, the limit will be 300 MB/s, if to SATA III controller with revision 2.0, the limit will be about 400 MB/s. Learn more about this point at http://www.axago.cz/cz/novinky/sata-6g-a-pcie-sbernice.html

A): The lead time is naturally longer by the time it takes to detect the controller and connected disks. The start time can be shortened in the MB BIOS by enabling the "Quick Boot" feature. For newer boards, this feature is labeled "Fast boot". The lead time depends, of course, also on the disk used for the SSD/HDD operating system and the number of peripherals connected to the computer.

B): In the case of newer motherboards, it is more practical to use the spin down (instead of turn off) feature.



Technical support inquiry

We provide technical support only in Czech and English. Thank you for your understanding.