sata port expansion via PCIe

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
sshapiro Contributing Member • Posts: 864
Re: sata port expansion via PCIe

bridge77 wrote:

thanks for the help with the 4TB hard drive, should be coming in soon.

i need to add 2 4TB hard drives to this old PC and need some more sata ports. probably the best way is to just pop in a pci-e sata card into an open pci-e slot, which just happens to be a pci-e video card slot that is unused.

so i looked on amazon and found a card with a heat sink and cables.

https://www.amazon.com/YUNKOZAND-Cables-Expansion-Controller-JMicron/dp/B09T6VWFQH/ref=psdc_3012291011_t1_B005B0A6ZS?th=1

looks to be good as they advertise Gen 3, so may do well with speed for my new WD blue drive.

also found a wiring kit with a bracket for an SSD, which is just dangling inside the pc for now, but is cooler that way i spose.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BJ7TPNR/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B08BJ7TPNR&pd_rd_w=fdGqR&content-id=amzn1.sym.3481f441-61ac-4028-9c1a-7f9ce8ec50c5&pf_rd_p=3481f441-61ac-4028-9c1a-7f9ce8ec50c5&pf_rd_r=EY665JRHPY7R91Z97ZJ4&pd_rd_wg=izHl4&pd_rd_r=dee56330-b28b-4a7b-8270-4107f3586bb8&s=wireless&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyUVEwNE9HSElOSlZVJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTg5MjU1SjBRNjhSWk1BQk9LJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyMjE4MTgzQVhQM1gzQTM1OUszJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsX3RoZW1hdGljJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

do you think this will work well, or should i look at something better?

thanks.

That looks like a good card. I added the following card to one of my systems. I decided on this one because it was known to work with TrueNAS:

Amazon.com: IO CREST 4 Port SATA III PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Card Non-Raid with Low Profile Bracket ASMedia 1064 SI-PEX40156 : Everything Else

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