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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

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Additional SATA Ports

IOCrest SI-PEX40064 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) Controller Card
IOCrest SI-PEX40064 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: - adds 4 additional SATA ports - decent transfer rate - easy to install with plug and play setup

Cons: - Any hard drive plugged into this card reads like an eject-able storage device. Drives can be accidentally ejected which requires restarting windows to reactivate the drive.

Overall Review: I wanted to add additional hard drives to my media PC as all the SATA ports on my motherboard were in use. This was a cheap and easy way to do that. Installing the card was simple and it instantly detected my hard drives when I booted to Windows 7. The only downside is as mentioned in the cons section, any hard drives connected to this card act like USB storage where they can be ejected from the task bar. If you happen to have a flash drive in the USB port and eject the wrong item you will need to restart windows to bring your hard drive back. I would have preferred if this card would read them as internal drives like how a motherboard does.

11/20/2017