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Windows 7: Need More SATA Slots

24 Feb 2012   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Need More SATA Slots

I have been looking at the prices for a SSD. I had planned on keeping my other two HD as they both have a function. == I checked my Motherboard today and was surprised to find I only have two SATA slots which are both being used. My Motherboard was purchased when I had a PC built in 2006. It appears I got a cheap MB. The only available slot is a PCI-E. It is not the one for the Graphics Card as that is being used. It is the one that has the very short slot for a card. I am assuming there is no way to get a card that can be used for SATA slots with the remaining slot I have. If anyone has good news for me, let me know. Thanks,


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24 Feb 2012   #2
jlhawn

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

look on newegg.com they have ssd that go in pci express but they cost way more then a sata ssd
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24 Feb 2012   #3
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Maybe go with an external USB Hot-swap drive docking station





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24 Feb 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
It is the one that has the very short slot for a card.
Bigmck,

If your description is accurate, then that sounds like a perfect option for a PCIe Add-On Card with SATA ports - and they are dirt-cheap.

This is probably what you are after (note the 2 x SATA ports on the card):

Astrotek PCI Express SATA III 2 Port Low Profile Card [AT-CPES6A] - $26.00 : PC Case Gear

Regards,
Golden
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24 Feb 2012   #5
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jlhawn View Post
look on newegg.com they have ssd that go in pci express but they cost way more then a sata ssd
Good idea if you can afford it, I wish I had one. I think you'll find though that they need a PCIe X4 slot and I'd bet the OP's PCIe slot is only a X1 slot.
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24 Feb 2012   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
It is the one that has the very short slot for a card.
Bigmck,

If your description is accurate, then that sounds like a perfect option for a PCIe Add-On Card with SATA ports - and they are dirt-cheap.

This is probably what you are after (note the 2 x SATA ports on the card):

Astrotek PCI Express SATA III 2 Port Low Profile Card [AT-CPES6A] - $26.00 : PC Case Gear

Regards,
Golden
That card it the one I need, the short slot. Your link says PCI-E X1 which is what my manual says. I had looked around but did not find that one. Thanks so much.
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24 Feb 2012   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I think Golden's idea to add a PCIe SATA card is the way to go. Just make sure it will work in a PCIe X1 slot if that is what you have on your motherboard.

EDIT: lol, I didn't see the previous post until after I posted this.
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24 Feb 2012   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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