2 Port CardBus eSATA Laptop Controller Adapter Card
Adds 2 eSATA ports to a laptop through a CardBus slot
Product ID: CBESAT2
This 2 port CardBus eSATA Adapter offers a cost-effective external storage solution that allows eSATA laptop connections to external SATA devices.
The eSATA laptop (PCMCIA) adapter is ideal for making routine backups or dumping data to SATA hard drives.
The eSATA CardBus Adapter presents a convenient way to protect your valuable data, with full external SATA data transfer speeds of up to 150MBps.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Free Lifetime Technical Support
- Gives you 2 eSATA ports from your laptop
- StarTech.com's Lifetime Warranty
- With a maximum data transfer rate of 150MBps, it makes it easier to do data off loads
Enables effortless transport of high-capacity and high-performance Serial ATA hard drives
Gives you 2 eSATA ports from your laptop
With a quicker maximum data transfer rate (150MBps), it makes it easier to do data off loads
|Ingram Micro Netherlands||1861089|
|Bus Type||CardBus (PCMCIA)|
|Chipset ID||Silicon Image - Sil3512|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||150Mbps|
|Type and Rate||SATA II (3 Gbps)|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - PC Card (Type II, Cardbus)|
|2 - eSATA (7 pin, Data) Plug|
|Microsoft WHQL Certified||Yes|
|OS Compatibility||Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP (32/64-bit)/ Server 2003 (32/64-bit)/ Server 2008 R2/ Vista (32/64-bit)/ 7 (32/64-bit) Linux 2.6 to 4.4.x LTS Versions only|
|Humidity||0 to 85% RH|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 85°C (14°F to 185°F)|
|Product Height||15 mm [0.6 in]|
|Product Length||115 mm [4.5 in]|
|Product Weight||42.9 g [1.5 oz]|
|Product Width||55 mm [2.2 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.3 kg [0.8 lb]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - 2 Port eSATA CardBus Card|
|1 - Driver CD|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
Drivers & Downloads
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:
- Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
- In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it. For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.
Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.
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.
- Back up any data on the hard drive.
- 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.
- Install the hard drive controller card onto your motherboard.
- Plug the hard drive into the controller card.
- Turn on your computer and open the operating system install wizard.
- Before you select the hard drive that you want to install the operating system onto, select the option to install third-party drivers.
- Point the driver installer to the floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.
- Install the drivers.
- Select the hard drive on the hard drive controller card as the location where you want to install the operating system.
- Complete the on-screen instructions to finish installing the operating system.
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.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.