Joined on 08/27/11
Re: Lenovo Y550P
Pros: The card is okay. It is just my laptop and win7 64 Whatever drives are attached to esata port and Startech card will show up after reboot. Faster than USB 3 by 25-30%
Cons: Will sometimes reboot by itself if you turn off or swap any already connected drive.
Overall Review: need to buy a better laptop that doesn't come with hidden hardware problems..
Problems with Lenovo Y550P
Pros: It works after constant fiddling It's the laptop esata port and associated Intel matrix driver that is causing the problem. Or just some bad engineering in the laptop hardware. No port multiplier but it doesn't work all that well using a single dribe either..
Cons: then only after having to mess with cables, inserting drives in adapter, removing them, trips to disk management that don't help.. The Intel Matrix driver implementation under win64 ultimate on this laptop is not satisfactory to me at all after spending a lot of time looking for solutions. Returned.
Overall Review: USB 3 probably a better solution until thunderbolt and a new mac next year. Thank you as always, Newegg.