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SATA/USB 3.0 card

Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:00 pm

I'm looking for a PCIe expansion card that would provide an internal SATA connector that would allow booting from an SSD and an internal 19 pin USB 3.0 connector. Can anyone recommend one? Thanks!
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Re: SATA/USB 3.0 card

Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:50 pm

I'd probably just hook the SSD up to the mobo so you can avoid any boot issues (and possible bandwidth restrictions from the add-on card sharing 1 lane across up to 4 storage devices transferring data at a time). Plug your secondary storage drive into the add-on card.

I can't find anything that matches exactly what you're asking (not to say it doesn't exist). I did find this unit with 2 external USB and 2 Internal SATA though. You could always do it old-school (aka early USB3.0 days) where you run a cable from the rear panel back into the case. This card has an internal USB3.0 header and you could run a USB3.0 to eSATA cable back into your case from the rear panel. Here's a link to adapters to fit each scenario.
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