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Post Date: 2021-10-28

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    Posted: 28 Oct 2021 at 1:06pm
Any problem with using an eSATA bracket connected to an available SATA connection on the motherboard as opposed to using an eSATA controller PCI card?  Thanks.

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I've read that the MB controller needs to support port multiplying with eSATA... or something like that.


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I can't say from experience but don't foresee a problem.

Originally posted by phidippus

I've read that the MB controller needs to support port multiplying with eSATA... or something like that.

My guess is this would only be a requirement if the plate had multiple ports and used a splitter.

As you can see in the following product listing, the 2-port version has a cable dedicated per port (i.e., one eSATA port to one SATA port).

StarTech.com 18in 1 Port SATA to eSATA Plate Adapter | Amazon
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  Quote phidippus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Oct 2021 at 7:38pm
Yes Mr. Cheetah, that's the exact adapter I am getting.  I'm hoping that a dual bay external drive dock connected to a single SATA adapter that's connected directly to the motherboard SATA won't pose a problem since the electronics supporting the drives are within the dock.  I would have thought that the only reason you need an additional controller on a PCI card is if there are no available SATA ports on your motherboard.  Anybody confer...?


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  Quote MrCheetah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Oct 2021 at 11:33pm
Originally posted by phidippus

I would have thought that the only reason you need an additional controller on a PCI card is if there are no available SATA ports on your motherboard.

I agree with that assumption. Basically, the same as what's integrated into the motherboard, a SATA controller that communicates via PCIe to the chipset.
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