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Asue P5k-e Wi-fi Add in raid card Pci or Pcie

I have a buddy that broke off one of his onboard Sata Connections trying to add two more hard drives on an Asus P5k-e Wi-FI motherboard. my first though was to pick up some E-sata to Sata adapters (fleabay under 10 bucks)

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PCI raid card that support JBOD Vs PCIe (this board has na open Pcie x4 slot) vs replacing the motherboard

The E-sata adapters are under 10 bucks

the PCI card is under 40 bucks

the PCie card is also under 40 bucks

Replacing the board means re-installing everything and I would be doing the work he doesn't feel up to it.


Installing a PCI or PCiE card shouldn't disable anything in the bios

I would assume with only SATA 2 hard drives both PCI and PCIe should have the bandwidth to keep up.
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  1. Good idea!
  2. Ubrales said:
    Good idea!



    Which one?
  3. Best answer
    belezeebub said:
    Which one?

    PCIe
  4. Best answer selected by belezeebub.
  5. Thank you!
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