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StarTech 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card Model PEXSAT32
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Conditional... Works 02/16/2015

This review is from: StarTech 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card Model PEXSAT32

Pros: Gives you additional sata ports...

works in the pcieX1 port of a msi h87-g43csm...

Works in Linux.

Cons: only works in a pcieX1 slot. (In my experience)

Meaning YMMV if you use it in a mini-itx MB.

Other Thoughts: does NOT transfer data in an asus h87i mini-itx pcieX16... But it does get detected and shows hard drives detected.... Because it was installed in a pcieX16 port.

BUT IT DID WORK in a msi h87-g43 pcieX1 slot.

So my advice is only use this card in a PCI E x1 slot.

I gave this card a 4 stars because it does work in the proper slot.. it does work, so i wanted to give it 3-2-1 stars but it does work, so it does not deserve a lower rating.

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Rosewill RCAB-11034 - 10
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: cleans up the cable mess in an mini-itx case.
the perfect accessory for the node 304 case.

Cons: Not a "remove a star issue", but the latch fingers on the cables sometimes require "lifting" with a sharp edge, (Careful, a Knife) .. Because some drives sata ports are a bit loose...

Other Thoughts: The drives that the cables in the stock state have trouble latching to are the WD RED 1TB... a slight mod make them fit tightly

(BTW, i bought 10).

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StarTech USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to 2.5” SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Just works, plug it in to a 3.0 port into a 2.5 drive.. Vroom, interfaced WD 1TB drive under linux trusty tahr. LINUX compatible

Cons: Under windows, who knows?.

Not useful for 3.5 inch drives due power issues.

Other Thoughts: After using the dreadful starcom pex32 sata pcie card, this usb adapter is great!.
Same speed as a sata port (IMO)

Linux ists it as a ASMedia 2105 SATA bridge.

using this adapter with a h87i asus MB. And 3.13.0-45 linux (trusty tahr)

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PAUL S.'s Profile

Display Name: PAUL S.

Date Joined: 01/21/09

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 05/06/13
  • Last Review: 02/16/15
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