I am trying to find out which port multiplier I need to be getting.
I have 5 sata hard disks that I no longer want in my computer case. I am building an hard disk rack to collect them. (i do not want to buy a rack thank you)
For this rack I want to have a controller that all my hdd will be connected via sata and will have esata as output which then will be connectable to my or other pc's.
now my motherboard is Asus P7P55-LX, which has Intel® 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller. I wasn't able to find if this controller allows port multipliers.
Now addonics have some port multipliers but they are all confusing. I do not wish to raid my drives. they'll be in jbod config. I do not wish to boot from these drives. I do not wish to connect any optical drives.
Can someone help me on buying the right card please. basically I want the external enclosure consisting of 5 sata hdd's to be connected to my computer via esata. i do not have usb3 nor like usb for multiple read/write operations.. that is why i am keen on sata..
also i do not have esata on my motherboard but instead have a cable that one side is sata and other side is esata. will that properly work with port multipliers..
ow and i am on win 7 64 bit..
one card that i found was addonics ad5hpmrxa-e. i'm not 100% sure if this is fully compatible. there are many confusing parts...and many look-alikes with different controllers..
Number of downloads: 10
thank you so much for any response..
This post has been edited by XtremeMaC: 28 May 2011 - 07:18 PM