Re: OT: eSATA card/chip opinions
On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 07:46:06PM -0700, Kelly Clowers (email@example.com) wrote:
> MASSCOOL PCI-e 4 port SATA2 (SIL3132 Chip) Model XWT-PCIE10
> (uses sata_sil24)
I've used a couple of Sil3132-based cards and I've been happy with them.
Note though that it only supports two ports - some cards (like the
one you link to) have 4 ports but only two can be used simultaneously
(so you can choose between external and internal ports).
Also, some cheap cards use internal-style connectors externally
instead of proper eSATA ones (don't know about this particular one).
> StarTech 2 Port PCI-Express eSATA/SATA (1 Int + 1 Ext) Card Model PEXESATA2I
> (uses (jmicron) AHCI)
No experience with this one.