Recommend SATA card for Asus P6X58D?

Can anyone recommend a good expansion card (preferably with SATA III) for the P6X58D motherboard? I had heard about the Asus U3S6 card, but can't seem to find one store that has it in stock. (Has it been discontinued?)

Thanks for the help.
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  1. HostileDonut said:


    Thanks for the reply. But your link is for a cable... :ange:
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118127&cm_re=sata_6gb_card-_-16-118-127-_-Product Sorry, you wanted SATA III, so that one has it. Sorry, I don't know too much about SATA cards, so I don't know if I am much of a help to you.
  3. Quote:
    What price range op Areca ARC goes from 699 to 1100usd

    Here are some of the top ones
    http://m.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Depa=0&Description=Areca%20ARC-1680iX&page=1&Order=PRICE

    Wow... Those cost a lot!
  4. What, I don't get how that was relevant. Was it?
  5. Well, I was saying I don't get how your last post was relevant.
  6. yes it looks like the U3S6 card was discontinued although the Asus web page does not state that.

    There are several "low" cost cards that support only SATA III, or USB 3 but not both at newegg - But none of the SATA III have a real good rating, so a gamble.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=sata+6+pci+card

    Stinks - But a fact of life
    MSI was suppose to have one also, but could not find. Both company's also sell MB and these cards decrease the need to Upgrade the MB although at double the price you can buy one for sata 6 and one for Usb3, but that doubles the cost and requires 2 slots.
  7. HostileDonut said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118127&cm_re=sata_6gb_card-_-16-118-127-_-Product Sorry, you wanted SATA III, so that one has it. Sorry, I don't know too much about SATA cards, so I don't know if I am much of a help to you.


    No problem, Hostile. I appreciate your replies! :)
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    Well I explained why it cost so much. But the op haven't stated the budget and the usage for it


    Thanks for your posts, Dadiggle. As HostileDonut said: "Wow... Those cost a lot!" :D

    When I did my preliminary search on NewEgg, I was surprised to see add-on cards costing over $500! This was after I saw ones by Asus and other name-brands for $30-50.

    I am only looking for extra SATA ports to connect my storage drives. That's pretty much it. No extreme gaming, clocking, or nuclear fusion-type activities ;)
  9. peanutty said:
    Thanks for your posts, Dadiggle. As HostileDonut said: "Wow... Those cost a lot!" :D

    When I did my preliminary search on NewEgg, I was surprised to see add-on cards costing over $500! This was after I saw ones by Asus and other name-brands for $30-50.

    I am only looking for extra SATA ports to connect my storage drives. That's pretty much it. No extreme gaming, clocking, or nuclear fusion-type activities ;)

    Awwww, I was really hoping for some nukes to come out of that HDD array you got there... Well, you bashed my hopes... ;) :p
  10. RetiredChief said:
    yes it looks like the U3S6 card was discontinued although the Asus web page does not state that.

    There are several "low" cost cards that support only SATA III, or USB 3 but not both at newegg - But none of the SATA III have a real good rating, so a gamble.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=sata+6+pci+card

    Stinks - But a fact of life
    MSI was suppose to have one also, but could not find. Both company's also sell MB and these cards decrease the need to Upgrade the MB although at double the price you can buy one for sata 6 and one for Usb3, but that doubles the cost and requires 2 slots.


    RetiredChief, thanks for the reply!

    I'm afraid that your conclusion of there not being any *great* SATA III add-on cards was what I had come up with -- hence, my finally asking for help here. I don't really need any more USB3... just SATA for my extra drives. I found out about U3S6 after googling, but even that one didn't have the greatest rating. I just liked it because it would match my ASUS mb.

    I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and hope someone here can recommend a card from personal experience...
  11. peanutty said:
    RetiredChief, thanks for the reply!

    I'm afraid that your conclusion of there not being any *great* SATA III add-on cards was what I had come up with -- hence, my finally asking for help here. I don't really need any more USB3... just SATA for my extra drives. I found out about U3S6 after googling, but even that one didn't have the greatest rating. I just liked it because it would match my ASUS mb.

    I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and hope someone here can recommend a card from personal experience...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ASUS-U3S6-PCLE-X4-BRIDGE-USB-3-0-SATA-6G-/110668768949?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c45f66b5 Bid $50 you could probably get it. ;)
  12. Yea I bought the U3S6 awhile back, Works fine. Just a commnet, If you are only using it for mechanical HDD and not a SATA III SSD then Sata II is fine. HDDs sold as SATA III are a marketing tool mostly. The ONLY benifit is in burst speed when attached to SATA III.
    Yes, I wasted money and bought a WD Sata III 1 TB drive and connected it to my U3S6 card. Might use the card for a SATA III SSD, but dought it.

    REASON I mention this is that you may find a decent SATA II pcie card.
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