|This PCI Express SATA Controller Card allows you to turn a PCI Express (1x) slot into one internal SATA and one external SATA (eSATA) connection. Supporting SATA 300 (SATA II) hard drives and data transfer rates of up to 3Gbps, this controller card is the perfect solution if you need an extra SATA port or want to externalize your storage. The controller card is designed based on a native PCI Express single chipset that provides enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for your external storage needs. Plus, PEXESATA2I features Port Multiplier support with command based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to host PC or Mac Desktop through one eSATA connection.|
Customer Reviews of StarTech.com 1 Port eSATA + 1 Port SATA II PCI Express SATA Controller Card - 1 x 7-pin Serial ATA/300 External SATA
Just what I needed5/16/2010
Very easy to install in my new Windows 7 Dell computer. After searching for a controller card I found this one, checked with startech.com for compatability to my system. After told it would work I ordered and received in a flash. Really good price, couldn't find it anywhere else at this cost.
works fine for Mac OS X3/15/2009
I had a very bad experience with a different card which claimed OS X compatibility. So I checked before ordering this one. These comments refer to OS X Leopard 10.5 (not tried with any other OS). This one works exactly as it should. You can hot-swap eSATA drives, you can sleep with or without a drive attached. No problems at all