My mobo has a spare PCIe x1 socket and I see there are loads of PCIe x1 to SATA controller cards available online.
All these cards are advertised as RAID controllers and tend to have two SATA sockets.
Anyone know if I can:
a) Use just a single socket to connect a single hard drive as I don't need a RAID setup
b) Use the second SATA socket to feed a new optical SATA drive so I can ditch my old IDE drive.
Any answers very much appreciated.
Edited by Fringedweller, 15 August 2010 - 10:02 AM.