SATA Controller Cards - Your Experiences

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I am considering adding a PCIE-X1 SATA Controller Card to one of my PC's to give me at least two more internal SATAIII ports.

    What has been you experiences with adding a SATA Controller Card?

    Does adding the SATA Controller Card cause any conflicts (IRQ, etc.)?

    Which Brands/Models of SATA Controller Cards do you recommend?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

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    In order for any SATA card to be SATA compliant, it must adhere to SATA standards and protocols. For that reason, brands are not really important. I would not buy the cheapest, but no need to buy the most expensive either. Go for the one that has the features (namely the number of ports, SATA version, and interface) you want.

    You failed to state your operating system but any modern system (W7 or W:cool: should have no problems with compatibility, conflicts or interrupts.
     
  3. SirDrexl

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    I have had a couple of them and never ran into any major problems, although one of them went dead after about 2.5 years. I got one because I have one of those Sandy Bridge motherboards with the defective ports and I just didn't want to tear down my system and get the board replaced.
     
  4. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

    Thank you.
     
  5. Bill_Bright

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    Then you are good to go!
     
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