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eSata controller question on ASUS board

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March 16, 2013 7:56:24 PM


I have a P6T6 WS Revolution Asus motherboard.
I would like to know if the Marvell eSATA controller integrated into the board supports port multiplication. I want to buy a hdd enclosure with 4 drives connected through eSata and I need a port multiplier aware controller to be able to see all 4 drives separately.
The Marvell controller is the 88SE6121 model.

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a c 150 Ĉ ASUS
a c 559 V Motherboard
March 17, 2013 12:31:15 AM

Hi, According to the manual:
2 xExternal SATA 150/300 (SATA On-the-G0), supporting SATA RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5**
** A port-multiplier (excluded in package) is required while using RAID 5 or 10 on eSATA ports.
On the other hand, 88SE6121 does support port multiplier.
I would try firstly the e-SATA port and if not working, buy a PCI controller that does support port multiplier. Something like
a c 150 Ĉ ASUS
a c 559 V Motherboard
March 17, 2013 4:00:16 AM

In a Biostar board manual:

eSATA Marvell 88SE6121
Data transfer rates up to 3 Gb/s.
SATA Version 2.0 specification compliant.
Port-Multiplier/RAID 0,1 support

It matches the ASUS specs (only RAID 0,1 supported).