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October 20, 2008 3:54:31 PM

Hi,

I have and evga 780i and, sorry to look dumb I just look on the package thrid times, I just realized they don't have E-sata port on that mobo. So, If one of you know wich card I should buy I really appreciate. I don't want to do raid or jbod anything else, just to connect my external hard drive.

Or if I don't misunderstand, to connect E-sata bracket, I have one left from my evga 680i, Did I need an esata port on the motherboard or can I connect that on my normal sata port. I have 2 free.

Thanks for your helps

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a b G Storage
October 20, 2008 4:32:32 PM

You can use a eSATA bracket to connect to a SATA port on your motherboard.
You can then connect the eSATA drive, reboot and have your eSATA drive available. Rebooting is not necessary, if the eSATA port supports AHCI.
a b G Storage
October 20, 2008 4:35:21 PM

If you have a eSATA PCIe card, you can insert that in the motherboard, reboot, install additional drivers if necessary and you are ready.
a b G Storage
October 20, 2008 4:36:52 PM

The eSATA bracket is cheaper and just as good as the eSATA PCIe card if you have an available SATA port on the motherboard.

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