1 Port ExpressCard Power eSATA Controller Adapter Card

Add an eSATAp (eSATA + USB 2.0) port to a computer through an ExpressCard slot


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  • Ideal cable-free solution to using eSATA SSD Flash drives on your laptop
  • Supports data transfer speeds up to 3.0 Gbps with SATA II (480Mbps with USB 2.0)
  • Compliant with ExpressCard Specification 1.0 and ExpressCard 34 Form Factor

This ExpressCard Power eSATA port controller card can be installed in an available ExpressCard 34/54 mm slot to provide a powered eSATA connection, and also alternatively provide either external SATA (data only) or USB 2.0 connectivity from one uniquely designed port if using with standard eSATA or USB devices.

An ideal solution for using an eSATA SSD Flash drive on your laptop, the power eSATA card delivers both a high speed eSATA connection and power from the combined USB port.

A versatile connectivity solution, the card features built-in port multiplier support, allowing multi-drive eSATA storage enclosures to be connected to the host computer using a single eSATA cable.

Taking advantage of the transfer speed of eSATA connection and the 5V power output of the USB 2.0 port, the ExpressCard Power eSATA adapter is the perfect answer for connecting compatible mobile drive enclosures, similar to the built-in power eSATA port provided by the following laptop computers:

  • Toshiba: Satellite E105, A350, Satellite Pro P300; Qosmio G50, X305, Portege A600, M750, R500, R600; and Tecra M10, R10, A10.
  • Dell: Studio 15, 17; Latitude E6400, E6500; Precision M2400, M4400, M6400, M6400 Covet.


  • Connects to eSATA SSD Flash drives, such as OCZ Throttle, Kangaru e-Flash drives and Ridata Racer series flash drives
  • Provides connectivity between Notebooks and PCs with ExpressCard slots to external drive enclosures with Power eSATA (eSATA+USB) port, or with regular eSATA port equipped drive enclosures for fast data transfer only
  • Enables you to power an external HDD enclosure that has compatible power eSATA (eSATA+USB) interface

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Adds triple the connectivity support in one single port - Power eSATA, eSATA and USB 2.0 - to any laptop with ExpressCard slot
  • Easy to install and use with full plug and play support.
  • Provide connectivity and power with the same interface with a single cable. Perfect for mobile drive enclosures!
  • Combo interface supports both USB 2.0 and SATA maximum compatibility and versatility.

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Belgium 1604687
  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 1604687
  • UPC 065030835114


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  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows 11 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) logo
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) logo
  • Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) logo
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.11
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) ExpressCard (34mm)
1 - External Ports Power eSATA (11 pin, eSATA/USB, 5V)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Hardware Ports 1
Interface Power eSATA
Bus Type ExpressCard
Card Type 34mm ExpressCard
Chipset ID Silicon Image - SiI3132
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators eSATA Activity
Packaging Information Package Length 15.9 cm [6.3 in]
Package Width 34 mm [1.3 in]
Package Height 13.4 cm [5.3 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 350 g [12.4 oz]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 3Gbps via eSATA, 480Mbps via USB 2.0
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Port Multiplier Yes
Hardware Raid Supported No
Physical Characteristics Product Length 11 cm [4.3 in]
Product Width 34 mm [1.3 in]
Product Height 1.5 cm [0.6 in]
Weight of Product 24 g [0.8 oz]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.11
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package ExpressCard eSATAp Card
Driver CD
Instruction Manual



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Frequently Asked Questions


When Windows asks, “Where do you want to install Windows?” choose “Load Driver.” Then connect a USB drive (or insert a CD) with the controller’s RAID driver and load the correct one for the OS you will be installing.

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.

How To

In order to use a hard drive plugged into a hard drive controller card as your operating system, you need to install the operating system onto the hard drive while it is plugged into the expansion card. To do this, complete the following:

Note: Not all hard drive controller cards have drivers that allow you to install the operating system onto the hard drive. All of the hard drive controllers that display this FAQ include this capability.

Before you begin, consult the documentation that came with the motherboard to make sure that the motherboard or BIOS supports booting from an expansion card.

  1. Back up any data on the hard drive.
  2. Make a copy of the drivers from the website onto a floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. The drivers that you download depends on the operating system that you want to install.
  3. Install the hard drive controller card onto your motherboard.
  4. Plug the hard drive into the controller card.
  5. Turn on your computer and open the operating system install wizard.
  6. Before you select the hard drive that you want to install the operating system onto, select the option to install third-party drivers.
  7. Point the driver installer to the floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.
  8. Install the drivers.
  9. Select the hard drive on the hard drive controller card as the location where you want to install the operating system.
  10. Complete the on-screen instructions to finish installing the operating system.

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.

This device does not support the ATA Packet Interface (ATAPI) protocol. ATAPI is required for optical drives, including CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM drives, and Blu-ray players. Because this device does not support ATAPI, optical drives are also not supported over any IDE, SATA, or eSATA connections.

For a list of products that do support ATAPI, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_controllers_atapi_support.

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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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