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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
First flush eSATA card I found for laptops – 1-Port eSATA ExpressCard/34mm Expansion Card for Laptops (3Gbps) Reviews

posted by awdark on 10/13/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

It is flush with the laptop so it looks nice. I connected a SATA laptop drive and I managed to transfer a large file at 60mb/s (according to vista's speed meter) Did not need drivers for Vista 32 or Win7 64bit.
Driver disk is unreadable. A bit thick so it is hard to insert and pull out without a esata cable connected to it.
When you insert the card the laptop will not auto install, you have to go to the device manager Action>Scan for Hardware Changes Have only tested it with one drive, but I don't foresee any issues with other drives or optical drives.
Nice card to have, much better than going through USB2.0.


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