1 Port Flush Mount ExpressCard 34mm eSATA II Controller Adapter Card

Add a slim flush mounting eSATA port to a laptop through ExpressCard

Product ID: ECESATA1

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  • Support for Port Multiplier with command based switching
  • Slim ExpressCard design for a flush-mounting appearance
  • Hot swap compatible

This flush mount 1-Port eSATA ExpressCard adapter uses a unique "slim" form factor design that allows it to sit fully in a standard 34mm laptop ExpressCard slot, without sticking out. The adapter eSATA port sits flush with the sides of the laptop, creating a seamless add-on that can be left installed even while on the move, without fear that the card or slot will be damaged due to impact or snagging.

The flush mount eSATA ExpressCard lets you experience the high performance capability of eSATA storage with support for data transfer rates up to 3Gbps, as well as port multiplier capability with command-based switching for connecting multiple external hard drives to a host PC or Mac notebook through a single eSATA connection.

The ECESATA1 eSATA ExpressCard uses a native PCI Express single chipset (non-bridged), to deliver enhanced compatibility, reliability and performance for your external storage needs. Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • Adding eSATA capabilities to an ExpressCard enabled system or laptop
  • Mobile users who want to leave ExpressCard adapters installed, without worry about damaging the card or slot while on the move
  • Connecting external storage devices over a high speed eSATA interface

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Slim ExpressCard design recesses completely into the slot, leaving no part outside the slot, and allowing the adapter to be left in the ExpressCard slot during transporting
  • Port Multiplier support allows multiple external drives to work over a single eSATA connection
  • Fast data transfer rates with SATA II and support for large capacity hard drives over 137GB

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030835442


  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) logo
  • Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) logo
Windows® 8 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
Mac OS 10.x (Tested up to 10.11)


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) ExpressCard (34mm)
1 - External Ports eSATA (7 pin, Data)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 85°C (14°F to 185°F)
Hardware Ports 1
Interface eSATA
Bus Type ExpressCard
Card Type 34mm ExpressCard
Chipset ID Silicon Image - SiI3132
Packaging Information Package Length 21 cm [8,3 in]
Package Width 40 mm [1,6 in]
Package Height 14,5 cm [5,7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,2 kg [0,4 lb]
Performance Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Port Multiplier Yes
Hardware Raid Supported No
Physical Characteristics Product Length 75 mm [3,0 in]
Product Width 34 mm [1,3 in]
Product Height 0,4 cm [0,2 in]
Weight of Product 17,2 g [0,6 oz]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
Mac OS 10.x (Tested up to 10.11)
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package ExpressCard eSATA Card
Driver CD
Instruction Manual



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Frequently Asked Questions


Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. Right-click SCSI and RAID Controllers, which will have a “!” or “?” next to it to indicate a driver issue.
  4. Click Update Driver.
  5. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  6. Select the Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.
  7. On the Select your device’s type from the list below screen, click Show All Devices, and click Next.

Note: The Select your device’s type from the list below screen does not appear on all systems. If you do not see this screen, skip this step.

  1. Select the Have Disk option.
  2. Browse to the extracted folder from Step 2.
  3. Open the Windows folder.
  4. Open the Manual Drivers folder.
  5. Open the folders as appropriate for your system type and hardware.

Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  1. Click the SI3132.inf file. Click OK, and then click Next. Additional device listings will appear in Device Manager.
  2. Complete steps 4 to 11 for each of the new device listings.


When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive controller card, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables

  • Hard drives

  • Hard drive controller card

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:

  1. To open the Device Manager, press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (for IDE) section, or the Storage controllers (for SATA) section.

  2. Do one of the following:

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.

  1. To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.

  2. If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive does not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.

Before You Buy

Although you can adapt a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drive to connect to a standard SATA controller card, the card must support SAS commands in order to communicate with SAS drives. SAS drives have a different command set that is not present on SATA controllers.

This SATA controller card only supports standard SATA drives.

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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