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#1 Emile

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:40 PM

Hello,
I already have 2 IDE HDDs, it was my intention to install a SATA II HDD as this is available onto my MB. But I have no more physical slots available in the case.
Can I install an external SATA II (or e-Sata, what is the difference?) HDD using a SATA PCI Card adapter so that I link the SATA connector (7 pin) of my MB to the PCI card and link the eXternal SATA driver to the PCI Card?
Can I expect the same performance as with an internal SATA II HDD?
Where to find the PCI card ?
Thanks in advance.

Edited by Emile, 28 December 2007 - 02:46 PM.

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SSD 120Gb, 2 x 1 Tera SATA6, Dual Boot

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:50 PM

eSATA (the e is for external) will work for you just as well as normal SATA. If you get a PCI adaptor card with eSATA, you'll have an extra channel for the eSATA and usually some more plain SATA channels. If you already have spare motherboard SATA connections you want to take advantage of, you can simply use an eSATA backplate, like here:

http://www.anyware.com.au/Browse/4f9065134...ItemDetail.aspx

or here:

http://www.satacables.com/html/sata-pci-brackets.html

A local Google search should find an equivalent. Going only by description, maybe this?

http://www.shop.selection.be/C2S_products/...SP?ref=N2462002

Edited by Platypus, 28 December 2007 - 06:05 PM.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:51 PM

http://www.sata-io.org/esata.asp

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 03:25 AM

Hello,
Thanks a lot for this information and Happy 2008 to you.
Emile Asus P7P67 Pro v3, Intel 1155 3.4 GH, Corsair DDR3 8Gb,PCX Nvidia 560 ti,PCX Nvidia 550 ti,
SSD 120Gb, 2 x 1 Tera SATA6, Dual Boot




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