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SATA to eSATA Quad Port Adapter

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December 8, 2012 9:56:00 PM

I want to convert four motherboard internal SATA ports to eSATA, to attach to up to four drives outside the computer. It is very common to find dual port converters that convert two internal ports to two external ports. The converters normally take up one PCI/PCIe slot faceplate. Does any vendor make a quad converter? I have very limited slot space and I cannot afford two slots to use two of those converters. I am hoping someone makes a single quad converter.
a b G Storage
December 8, 2012 10:08:39 PM


With the eSATA port-multiplier function, a single connection may carry up to sixteen drives.

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December 8, 2012 10:21:14 PM

Wisecracker said:
With the eSATA port-multiplier function, a single connection may carry up to sixteen drives.


1) My motherboard does not have port multiplier support.

2) Even with port multiplier support I would want full dedicated bandwidth for each of the four ports, to maximize the number of configurations I can support.
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a c 86 G Storage
December 8, 2012 10:22:53 PM

+1 to Wisecracker, but what about this? HighPoint Rocket 644L
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December 8, 2012 11:57:35 PM

noidea_77 said:
+1 to Wisecracker, but what about this? HighPoint Rocket 644L


That is a card. I am trying to find an adapter that lets me re-use ports on my motherboard.

On Amazon search for:

C2G / Cables to Go 13423 Serial ATA to External Serial ATA Dual Port Adapter

and that should give you some idea of what I am looking for.
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