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Old March 18, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Default How can I add an extra esata port to my system?

I need one, maybe 2 extra esata ports. (I currently have one).

What's the cheapest way to go?

I was looking at this on ebay ($7):
SATA to eSATA 2 PCI BRACKET With POWER EXTERNAL CABLE on eBay.ca (item 330543387982 end time 18-Mar-11 17:03:19 EDT)

edit - this is $2.50:
SATA Serial ATA to eSATA External Cable Host Bracket on eBay.ca (item 220385809477 end time 16-Apr-11 22:59:28 EDT)
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Old March 18, 2011, 02:29 PM
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If you have a PCI 1 Slot avalble NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.

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If you have Esta ports avalble on your board then what you were posting.

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Package Contents: 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCIe eSATA Controller Card
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Old March 18, 2011, 07:57 PM
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Assuming you can sacrifice some SATA ports on your motherboard, either of your eBay links are fine. The first one is what Gigabyte includes with a lot of their boards from what I can tell (bright orange gives it away)

Otherwise go with one of those adapter cards like ZZLEE posted as that has it's own SATA controller on-board.
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