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SATA splitter?

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Last response: in Motherboards
January 16, 2012 11:49:23 AM

Hi guys,
I recently bought an ATI 6950 graphics card and fitted it onto my motherboard. It is a very wide card, and covers 3 of the 6 SATA ports I have available. My question is, is it possible for me to get a SATA splitter and have 2 hard drives connected to 1 SATA port much like a USB hub allows multiple devices to connect via 1 USB port, or is it strictly 1 device per SATA port?
Thanks :) 

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a b V Motherboard
a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2012 12:09:42 PM

1 sata device per port.

you can get something like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Plug your boot drive into the mother board and everything else into a card. You might want to look for a sata 6gb 4 port card, but that will run around $50.
January 16, 2012 12:24:05 PM

I don't have any accessible PCI slots, but that's answered my question. Thanks for the quick reply. :) 
a b V Motherboard
a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2012 12:28:51 PM

Any pci-e x 1? They have sata cards in PCI-e format as well.

You can do a usb sata adapter. That will work ok for cd drive or even a storage HD. But those devices will run slower.