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Re: OT: eSATA card/chip opinions

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 20:34, Tapani Tarvainen
<debian@tapanitarvainen.fi> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 07:46:06PM -0700, Kelly Clowers (kelly.clowers@gmail.com) wrote:
>> MASSCOOL PCI-e 4 port SATA2 (SIL3132 Chip) Model XWT-PCIE10
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815280008
>> (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).

Thanks for the input. I already saw the 2 port issue in the newegg reviews,
but thanks for the warning anyway.

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 20:32, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
> Any day, UPS should be dropping off a 2-port SIL3132 card from NewEgg.  I'll
> tell you how it works.

Thanks a lot, that would be great.

Kelly Clowers

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