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Windows 7: switchable adapter for 2 eSATA HDD's

24 Mar 2015   #1
oldyeller38

windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
switchable adapter for 2 eSATA HDD's

In my search on this forum for my query I went through all 10 pages & didn't find what I was looking for. Also came up empty Googling, so I'm here.

I have 2 eSATA/USB HDD's & 1 free SATA port on the MoBo. Is there a switchable adapter made whereby I can connect both HDD's to, and just switch from 1 Hdd to the other without unplugging the cable from 1 and insert into the other Hdd? Does anyone know if such a thing exists?
I prefer eSATA for it's faster transfer rate to USB.


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24 Mar 2015   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

While I know of no switches, there are many SATA port multipliers that create additional ports from one if your motherboard supports it.

See this as an example
StarTech Port multiplier controller card - 5-port SATA to single SATA IIIModel ST521PMINT - Newegg.com

You could also just add a SATA card for additional ports. That would be my choice.
Edit: I have this one.

SYBA SI-PEX40062 PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card - Newegg.com
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24 Mar 2015   #3
oldyeller38

windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks pbcopter, will give choice 2 a try.
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