Product ID: ECESATUSB1
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:
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||Connector Type(s)||1 - ExpressCard (34mm)|
|External Ports||1 - 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|
|Card Type||34mm ExpressCard|
|Chipset ID||Silicon Image - SiI3132|
|Indicators||LED Indicators||1 - eSATA Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||15.9 cm [6.3 in]|
|Package Width||3.4 cm [1.3 in]|
|Package Height||134 mm [5.3 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.4 kg [0.8 lb]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||3Gbps via eSATA, 480Mbps via USB 2.0|
|Type and Rate||SATA II (3 Gbps)|
|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
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||Included in Package||1 - ExpressCard eSATAp Card|
|1 - Driver CD|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
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).
Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).
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.
Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
Do one of the following:
If you do not see the hard drive controller card in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#pci-pcie-cannot-boot-os-or-detect-windows.
If the device is listed with an error, reinstall the drivers by completing the instructions on the website.
If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be formatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.
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.
To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
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.
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.