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Looking for a SATA PCI-e Card

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February 1, 2014 12:31:02 PM

I've used the 6 onboard SATA ports on my MoBo and I'm looking for an expansion Card.

I have a http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4... which has a total of 8 SATA 6.0 slots, but the 2 don't play well with the 6, not sure if it's because I use ACHI on the 6 or if it's because they are a different chipset, but I could not get the BluRay player to work when I had it plugged into the Marvell slots.

So I'm looking to get a PCI-e expansion card and I'm not finding a lot of reviews/customer feedback on which are good and which to avoid. According to Newegg Customer reviews, this one seems to be the better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and some of the Troubleshooting for other products that use SATA expansion cards have this one recommended, among others. But it runs off the Marvell chipset and where I've had issues with the onboard SATA controllers that use the Marvell chipset, I'd rather than go that route.

Anyone have a good review they can share?

No looking for a RAID specific card.

Thank you in advance.

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February 1, 2014 1:55:33 PM

DeauteratedDog said:
It is a bit more money, but LSI has an excellent reputation. How about this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

By the way, that StarTech card has a Marvell chipset.


Ya, it's a bit higher than I wanted, but then again if you want something decent cheap usually isn't the way to go.

As for the Marvell chipset, I realized that after I posted. I'll have to update.
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February 1, 2014 2:00:40 PM

For add-on storage controllers I wouldn't touch anything but LSI or Adaptec; it's just too painful when anything goes wrong with the disk IO subsystem.

Of course, that is probably why the disk storage subsystem on my PC was so freaking expensive :-(
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February 1, 2014 2:09:23 PM

Ya, completely agree. I've spent alot on my system. Thank you very much, I'll take a look at LSI, I didn't even think Adaptec.
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