SIIG's eSATA II-150 PCI controller card is designed to add two external SATA channels for connecting up to two additional SATA hard disk drives. It delivers data transfer rates of up to 1.5Gb/s, supports hard disk drives larger than 137GB with SATA hard disk hot-plugging. It features plug-n-play installation of your external SATA drives, independent 256-byte FIFOs per channel for host reads and writes, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and SATA TCQ commands, and onboard bus master engine to relieve system processor from book keeping and to enhance system performance.
The eSATA II-150 PCI is fully compliant with PCI Specification, Revision 2.3, eSATA (external SATA) connector specifications and Serial ATA 1.0 Specifications, FCC Class B (DoC) & CE regulatory approved and RoHS-compliant. It is also compatible with a wide variety of Windows operating systems and is backed by SIIG's limited lifetime warranty.
Would be good, but7/29/2007
This installed easily, and seemed to work fine. With the WD MyBook ES it was fast as well. Unfortunately, the card/driver is causing system problems in Windows. This shows up in the system log as: The device, \Device\Scsi\inic16201, did not respond within the timeout period. But to the user, Windows that access the file system lock up (and it doesn't seem to matter whether they are accessing the external eSata drive or not, Windows, and explorer, are just hung. Other windows not accessing the disc like Firefox stay alive. You have to start killing processes to recover. I've sent in a technical request to SIIG on their footprints reporting system. I'll report if I hear something helpful, but if it's not quickly, the odds are good I'll remove the card and dispose of it in the trash where it belongs.
Works as advertised with SBS 2003 P also.
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