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Does p6x58d have esata port multiplier

Just simple question. If not - is there a cheap card that can add it? I have the pci-express slot (additional hd sound) and slot 1 (gpu) occupied - although the 2nd slot (non-express) isnt very accessible with 6970 sitting there.

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  1. You can use this device to plug into your motherboard to provided eSATA support. It don't take up a motherboard slot but uses an open case slot.

    Rosewill RC-202 Internal SATA to eSATA II External 2Port Host Bracket Cable 11"
  2. p6x58d have Intel ICH10R controller and Marvell® 9128 PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller

    I think 9128 support PM ware, but you have to have a BASE BIOS, not RAID (I can be wrong)

    Then just use SATA to eSATA bracket then you can access to 10x drives - provide that you have 9128 configure as BASE BIOS

    Otherwise use this:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017JRPWE
  3. Yea I would just be using base bios - non-raid. Raid seems to be much more of a problem then its worth unless enterprise use.
  4. FireWire2 said:
    p6x58d have Intel ICH10R controller and Marvell® 9128 PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller

    I think 9128 support PM ware, but you have to have a BASE BIOS, not RAID (I can be wrong)

    Then just use SATA to eSATA bracket then you can access to 10x drives - provide that you have 9128 configure as BASE BIOS

    Otherwise use this:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017JRPWE



    Im still hoping to find someone who truly knows if the motherboard has Port Multiplier w/ FIS-based switching
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