Re: OT: eSATA card/chip opinions
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 20:34, Tapani Tarvainen
> On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 07:46:06PM -0700, Kelly Clowers (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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).
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 <email@example.com> 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.