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SATA Card That Works With Optical Drives?

Postby Ian on Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:58 pm

Can anyone recommend a PCI SATA card that works with optical drives? It only needs like 2 or 4 ports.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:07 am

No one?
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Postby SithTracy on Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:17 pm

I have read that the Adaptec 1210SA and 1220SA cards support ODD very well. But Adaptec cards can be pricey... There is one from Silicon Image that supposedly works well too, I just can't recall the chipset... in the office right now so my searches are "monitored"
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Postby john on Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:26 pm

The Silicon image 680 (680A ?) chipset suppofts optical drives, I'm using one with a MSI 865 chipset motherboard
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Postby Ian on Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:29 pm

Thanks john. Do you know of any manufacturers or models that use it?
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Postby Ian on Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:30 pm

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Postby SithTracy on Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:03 pm

A guy I work with said he got ODD to work with this (I think it needed a firmware update):

Syba SD-SATA-4P (Based on Silicon Image SIL3114)

NewEgg.com has it.
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Postby frank1 on Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:14 am

Plextor America lists some mainboards & PCI boards which they have tested as compatible with their SATA burners:
http://www.plextor.com/english/support/ ... ility.html


Fore example here for the PX-755SA:
http://www.plextor.com/english/support/ ... isting.htm
you can find some « Supported PCI Boards » and « Not Supported PCI Boards »

At the moment I use without problems a Plextor PX-760SA burner
connected to this Promise SATA300 TX2plus PCI card
on an an ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe mainboard.

PROMISE Sata300 TX2plus
This PCI card has 2 Serial ATA connexions + 1 Ultra ATA/133 connexion
[URL=http://imageshack.us]Image

http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00030071.html
[/URL] 59,50 €
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Postby Ian on Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:26 pm

I just dusted off my old game machine and used that. It's got an Intel chipset that works fine with all optical SATA drives.
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Postby JASTECH on Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:44 pm

Ian, I would recommend Adaptec, 3ware, LSI, Acera or Intel. The lower end cards may give problems in compatibility with some optics and HD's as well.
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