|This 2 port eSATA Controller ExpressCard (54mm) Adapter offers provides two eSATA ports, allowing you to connect eSATA external SATA storage to your laptop computer through an ExpressCard port. The ExpressCard eSATA controller features port multiplier support with FIS-based switching, allowing multiple eSATA hard drives to be accessed using a single eSATA port. Plus, the adapter card uses a native PCI Express (single) chipset that provides enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for external storage applications, with support for high speed eSATA data transfer rates of up to 3Gbps.|
Customer Reviews of StarTech.com 2 Port ExpressCard 54mm eSATA II Controller Adapter Card - 2 x Serial ATA/300 External SATA
Great performance, great hardware; happy customer11/14/2010
I bought this along with one of StarTech's eSATA external RAID enclosures (S352U2RER) for backups of a new ThinkPad. Buy.com delivered as promised, without a hitch. So far (several months), the results are even better than I hoped. You can read a more complete write-up of my experience here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Seeking-advice-X201s-external-storage-eSATA-ExpressCard-Ultrabay/m-p/296680#M18629 I'm getting over 100 MB/s for some real-world copies, about 61 MB/s for a 74 GB backup. My external setup actually runs slightly faster than my laptop's internal hard drive. This was a relatively inexpensive way to add eSATA speed (ExpressCards are a decent value these days) and RAID reliability to my laptop. I called StarTech several times (for general questions about setup and operation of the two products). Real people answer the phones, and they either know the answer or quickly ask someone who knows. Their support is better than I've experienced in many years. If you can't tell, I'm pleased with these two purchases.
Easy to setup and works like a charm8/12/2009
It took me less than 5 minutes to install the driver and plug-in the card and connect the drive. Works like a charm. I don't have much to compare it with in terms of performance, bit it seems to be quite fast.