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StarTech Add-On Card Model PEX1394B3LP
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works well, easy to install 03/16/2014

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Pros: I am writing to correct a typo in my previous review. The phrase "simple and an expensive" should read "simple and inexpensive." Sorry about that.

Cons: None

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StarTech SATAPOWPLAT1 1 Port SATA and Power Slot Plate Adapter
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5 out of 5 eggs Inexpensive Extra SATA Port 03/16/2014

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Pros: I needed an extra external SATA port for the purpose of testing hard drives. This simple back plate adapter does the trick. No complaints. This is the only adapter I. could find that provided both a signal slot and a power slot.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: An integrated SATA signal + power cable must be purchased separately.

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StarTech 1 Port PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card
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5 out of 5 eggs Nice Little IDE Controller 03/16/2014

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Pros: I had two old IDE HDDs that I wanted to "recycle" in my newest computer build. Since my new motherboard has no IDE headers, this card did the trick. It was simple to install, required no drivers, and works fine. I can now access these old drives using my Win7 system. The attached HDDs were automatically detected by the BIOS

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I wanted my old drives to both be running as "Slaves." After reading the spec sheets for the drives, I concluded that my Seagate Barracuda 200 GB ST3200822A drive should have no jumpers (correct conclusion) and that my WD 320 GB WD3200AAJB drive should have a jumper cross pins 4 and 9 (incorrect conclusion). With this configuration, the system did not recognize the WD drive. The WD drive was recognized after I removed the jumper. Note that the included IDE cable was too short for my purpose. I purchased a 24" cable separately.

My build components are as follows:
Antec Gaming Series One black steel case
GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H motherboard
Intel Core i7-4771 Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 processor
Dynatron K17 92mm CPU cooler
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
COUGAR A760 model CGR B3-760 760W power supply
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR memory
LG Black Blu-ray Burner model WH14NS40
LG Black Blu-ray ROM model UH12NS30,
AFT PRO-57U USB 3.0 ports and card reader
ASUS Xonar Essence ST PCI Audio Card
Crucial M500 240GB SATA 2.5" 7mm SSD
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB HDD
Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB
old/recycled HDDs: WD 320 GB WD3200AAJB and Seagate 200 GB ST3200822A
StarTech 1 Port PCIe IDE Controller card (for old recycled IDE hard drives)
StarTech PEX1394B3LP PCIe IEEE1394 card
U.S. Robotics USR5638 V.92 PCIe Fax modem
StarTech SATAPOWPLAT1, back plate adapter for a single port SATA Signal and Power slot

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David B.'s Profile

Display Name: David B.

Date Joined: 08/14/05

  • Reviews: 17
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  • First Review: 03/07/14
  • Last Review: 03/16/14
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