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SATA Card That Works With Optical Drives?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:58 pm
by Ian
Can anyone recommend a PCI SATA card that works with optical drives? It only needs like 2 or 4 ports.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:07 am
by Ian
No one?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:17 pm
by SithTracy
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"

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:26 pm
by john
The Silicon image 680 (680A ?) chipset suppofts optical drives, I'm using one with a MSI 865 chipset motherboard

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:29 pm
by Ian
Thanks john. Do you know of any manufacturers or models that use it?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:30 pm
by Ian

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:03 pm
by SithTracy
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) has it.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:14 am
by frank1
Plextor America lists some mainboards & PCI boards which they have tested as compatible with their SATA burners: ... ility.html

Fore example here for the PX-755SA: ... 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] 59,50 €

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:26 pm
by Ian
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.

PostPosted: 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.