If you want to save money, you plan to have the card in the laptop all the time and the sleep mode trick does not bother you, go for the AKE. Since I do not like those sticking out cards, I searched for more compact ones and found two cards, offering one eSATA port each, fitting cleanly inside the slot and not sticking out far like other cards. You might also want to read these other posts Last edited by a moderator: These incompatible drives include, but are not limited to: I suggest latter, since those drivers are updated more often than the Delock site. It gives two eSATA ports with amazing throughput at a great price.

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If you think the same way about lightweight driver packages, forget about the included Delock driver CD it installs some kind of useless RAID tool which shows an ugly splash on system bootup.

Mac users must decide to take a gamble on SI or stick with the JMicron option. Some of these links include affiliate codes that help pay for this blog. Manufacturer not providing drivers for Windows, Windows users shall download drivers through automatic Windows driver installation wizard. Touchpad fix for Dell M and possibly others tolgaNov 3,in forum: I am curious what is acutally the maximum speed of the cards.


Last jmixron by a moderator: Electronics inside should be the same as the slim cards. I was getting many freezes in FCP when drives were daisy-chained.

GrandesBollas Aug 29, Product image Product Name Part No. Introduction Oddly enough, there the JMB chip card won the comparison, since it is bootable! So Happy to Have It ” With limited hard drive space on my laptop now I can bring along a portable esata hard drive and start editing right on the shoot then easily continue when I get back to the studio and I want to work from my mac pro instead.

Judging by the negative comments from Windows 7 and Vista users, Silicon Image seems like the better option.

eSATA on VPC-Z (and S/Y series) – an eSATA ExpressCard Review

Both cards work quite nicely on my Z. Both tested cards work for what they are made for; unfortunately, with the AKE card you will probably face some hot plug issues. Also available labeled as OWC card.

I may get in touch with some expresacard HDD’s like the velociraptors in weeks – I will test if the cards will bottleneck then. Your name or email address: DynamiteZerg Nov 7, Log in or Sign up.

No, create an account now. I’ll report back if I get it working with an attached jmiccron like whether you can boot from that drive.

Sonnet – Tempo SATA ExpressCard/ 2-Port Serial ATA Host Controller

There expressvard a few 2-port JMB deviceshowever. You might also be interested in my post, ExpressCard: I suggest latter, since those drivers are updated more often than the Delock site.


Both devices feel and look solid and well-built. Fsata Sure Thing That Failed. Do you already have an account? Dual-purpose devices concern me, since they leave more opportunity for vendors to cut corners or fail to properly integrate hardware and software, so I decided to stick to a single-purpose device.

ExpressCard SATA Adapters: The Lesser of Two Evils

If you want to speed up your backups or data transfers to your external storage, eSATA is an inexpensive way to do so. It turned out jmiccron I had to flatten the sheeted metal enclosure of the card a bit in order to make it slide in.

esta We’ll have to investigate that in the future. Now I wish I had waited mine has two eSata ports and protrudes out of the laptop. I found some other interesting slim cards: Most of those slide-in-cards do stick around 2cm out of the computer, plus additional 3cm of the eSATA cable jack. You can download them from the Delock website or directly from Silicon Image.