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PCI-E to SATA adapter - Does it work?

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Anyone ever use one of these before?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/370529845986/

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I thought this was for a Mini-PCI-E/MSATA port since it states "connect any SATA devices to the mini PCI-e Connector " in the description but it turns out it's for a standard PCI-E slot, which I didn't even know could work directly with SATA devices. I would try it but I only have one PCI-E slot in my tightly packed ITX build and it's filled with the GPU.

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I find it unusual that there doesn't appear to be any sort of controller on there... I can't figure out how it might work.

It's literally just a plain bit of PCB with the sata conenctor on it.

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EGG[' timestamp=1356396728' post='595413782]

yes, works fine. I've also just fitted a PCI-E x1 extension riser cable and connected it to the PCI-E x1 port with a multi port sata card on the other end to add even more ports.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Ribbon-PCI-Express-X1-Male-to-Female-1U-2U-Riser-7I-/360290643330?pt=COMP_EN_Servers&hash=item53e2feed82

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/SYBA-Controller-Card-SD-LP-PEX2IR-2-Ports-PCI-E-x1-SATA-3Gb-s-Raid-Retail-/350581788949?pt=US_Computer_Disk_Controllers_RAID_Cards&hash=item51a04d9115

Not quite the same thing... You're using a controller card. This is a straight up PCI-e to sata converter/adapter. I don't think it'd work.

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EGG[' timestamp=1356396728' post='595413782]

yes, works fine.

So, you have this exact adapter ( besides the other card) ? If so, is it SATA I or II? What kind of disk speeds do you get? I find it hard to believe that it works, actually.

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So, you have this exact adapter ( besides the other card) ? If so, is it SATA I or II? What kind of disk speeds do you get? I find it hard to believe that it works, actually.

No, he doesn't. If you look at his links he's just talking about a riser and a controller card, which is what I mentioned above.

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I wouldn't put anything in my PC which costs under a dollar. :/

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Admittedly, I've never used one, but if I remember correctly, the PCI and SATA buses are both on the Southbridge chipset, so in theory it should just work? Windows should just detect the new SATA ports and install necessary drivers.

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No, he doesn't. If you look at his links he's just talking about a riser and a controller card, which is what I mentioned above.

He said that it "works fine" and that he "also" has the other stuff you mention, so it implies that he has this particular unit. I PM'd him to confirm.

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i think this is a specific adapter for a device. some asus netbook models use it afaik.

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