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Item#: N82E16839158011

StarTech ECESATA22 2 Port ExpressCard eSATA Controller Adapter Card - OEM

  • 2 x SATA
  • 3.0 Gbps
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Learn more about the STARTECH ECESATA22

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
ECESATA22

Specifications

Type
SATAII ExpressCard
Data Rates
3.0 Gbps
Other Ports
2 x SATA
Interface
ExpressCard slot
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Features

Features
Applications
Connects SATA/eSATA devices to your notebook

Compliant with ExpressCard Specification 1.0 and ExpressCard 34 Form Factor
Hot swap capabilities allows you to connect or disconnect devices without turning off your laptop
Port multiplier capability with command based switching
Uses a native PCI Express single chipset, providing enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for your external storage needs
Works with SATA I and SATA II devices with transfer speeds up to 3.0 Gbps

Packaging

Package Contents
2 Port eSATA ExpressCard Drive Controller Card
User Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
Lifetime limited
Labor
Lifetime limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • Anonymous
  • 11/28/2012 1:46:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsthis is the one to get

Pros: Extremely fast, easy install on Windows 7. Port multiplier feature lets me use three 1TB drives in an enclosure with a single eSATA connection.

Cons: Tip: Do NOT get the ECESAT32 6 Gbps model from StarTech. That one uses a Marvell chip. I had repeated driver hangs that caused file corruption. This ECESATA22 model uses a Siliconix chip and is solid.

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  • ALEC T.
  • 5/3/2012 11:31:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggswhy so much

Pros: just a comment, not purchased

Cons: just a comment, not purchased

Other Thoughts: why is this $35 on the US site and $80 in Canada?
Gets generally good ratings on US site.

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  • Boris V.
  • 11/11/2010 1:25:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust works

Pros: Simple pnp with great transfer speeds.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Does not snap in, but if you have additional sata drives connected laptop and card should not be moving anyways.

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  • Michael L.
  • 7/19/2010 10:38:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWatch out... can't use SATA features, can't cleanly unmount.

Pros: Small and light. Twice as fast as USB interface to same drives.

Cons: Card slips out of the slot very easily. Can ruin your day by falling out in the middle of a massive backup operation.

Not a full SATA controller. Appears in "SCSI and RAID controllers", so you can't use ATA features. You can't set your drive's spindown and power saving mode, can't set or enter its password, can't command security erase, can't read drives' temperature, SMART (pre-fail warnings, load/unload count), or set acoustic management mode.

This means you can't stop the drive from unloading its heads frequently or spinning down whenever it's been idle a short time and wearing itself out, unless you plug the drive into another (full SATA) controller and change the drive's settings there.

WORST OF ALL, you cannot cleanly unmount the drives. Selecting "Safely Remove Hardware" unmounts and spins down the drives, then immediately spins them back up and re-mounts them. You can hot-unplug the drives, but this leaves the filesystems unclean, so they may have to be repaired.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you choose "Optimize for quick removal". This normally sacrifices a lot of performance, but otherwise you'll lose data or corrupt the drive because of a corrupted journal.

NTFS seems to have less of a risk of this, but if you're using Linux with ext3 or ext4, you'll really need to set write barriers on if you use write caching, to avoid severe filesystem corruption from a corrupted journal. Unfortunately, enabling write barriers take performance down quite a bit.

Thanks to Newegg, this is being returned, and I'm currently evaluating other controllers.

Why go SATA unless you can use its features? But controllers that present themselves as SCSI controllers dumb the drives down to just the basic functionality. Fast, but all the advanced features cannot be used.

Not suitable for self-encrypting drives -- you cannot set or enter the password, cannot retask the drive, etc. If you've spend big $$$ on a good drive, get a real SATA controller.

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  • Graham N.
  • 6/1/2010 12:34:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUnconvinced

Pros: It fits. Works somewhat.

Cons: Errors towards end of formatting a 320GB drive. Same drive in same enclosure formats fine using USB2, suggests problem is in this eSATA controller.

Other Thoughts: Disappointed.

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  • JACQUELINE I.
  • 12/30/2009 1:09:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Very Well

Pros: I got this to allow me to access me external at full speed instead of using usb. Was expecting a bit of a performance hit for being an add-in-card but seems to be perfect. click it in and windows see's it fine, few seconds later your drive is up and running ready to be accessed.

Cons: Doesn't lock in, you can pull it out, with little effort, even when it's snapped into the ExpressCard port. It doesn't fall out or anything, just realatively easy to remove. -1 egg for not locking.

Other Thoughts: Works for exactly what I needed it too.

System used (HP TouchSmart tx2-1270us Tablet)
Windows 7 Ultimate

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  • Shawn H.
  • 12/10/2009 9:24:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: Works like a charm. Just slips right into my expansion slot. Load some drivers and its good to go. Speed is way better than USB and Firewire.

Cons: Only thing I don't like about the expansion slot is that the device doesn't "Lock" into place, easy to just bump it and slide it out. Not really much of a con because the device WORKS!

Other Thoughts: Esata or go home!

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  • Brendan L.
  • 10/27/2009 9:38:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSayonara USB 2.0!

Pros: I bought a combo USB/eSATA external drive for backups of my laptop, thought I would try over USB first rather than spend money on eSATA gear right away.

USB worked okay but life's too short-- 12 hours to back up my hard drive over it! Bought this card and a cable, hooked up without a hitch, same backup now runs in under 2 hours. Well worth the modest price!

Cons: Sometimes I have trouble safe-removing the drives and/or card but since this is a laptop it's not a big deal to me to shut it down. Not taking off an egg here for that because I'm not sure where the fault lies.

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  • Anthony j.
  • 9/29/2009 5:14:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlso Recommend

Pros: It works just like they said I was able to connect my Rosewill RSV-S8 to my laptop it reads all 10TB of HD space on it : )

Cons: none

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  • James C.
  • 1/3/2009 8:39:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRecommend

Pros: It works just like they said that it would and I am pleased. I coupled it with the StarTech esata dock SATADOCKU2E. My first StarTech purchase but not my last. My system is VISTA.

Cons: none

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