Both cards work quite nicely on my Z. The SiliconImage chipset used in many is full-featured, but the drivers and hardware implementations are buggy, while the older JMicron controller is cheap and simple but lacks many desirable features. These are rare, however, and it is unclear how good the drivers are. Touchpad fix for Dell M and possibly others tolga , Nov 3, , in forum: Do you already have an account? Perhaps I got a lemon
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So Happy to Have It ” With limited hard drive space on my laptop now I can bring along a portable esata hard drive and start editing right on the shoot then easily continue when I get back to the studio and I want to work from my mac pro instead.
You might also want to read these other posts We’ll have to investigate that in the future. It gives two eSATA ports with amazing throughput at a great price.
You can download them from the Delock website or directly from Silicon Image. For now, it seems that they are able to keep up with current drives.
Log in or Sign up. Windows users jmicroon only one choice: The Lesser of Two Evils. GrandesBollas Aug 29, Both tested cards work for what they are made for; unfortunately, with the AKE card you will probably face some hot plug issues. The AKE card is working well on my Win 7 x64 machine without driver installation, but is not recognized when inserting the card into the running system expresscafd hot plug.
I jicron get in touch with some faster HDD’s like the velociraptors in weeks – I will test if the cards will bottleneck then. I’ll report back if I get it working with an attached drive like whether you can boot from that drive. I suggest latter, since those drivers are updated more often than the Delock site.
There are a few 2-port JMB deviceshowever. These compatible drives include, but are not limited to: The SiliconImage chipset used in many is full-featured, but the drivers and hardware implementations are buggy, while the older JMicron controller is cheap and simple but lacks many desirable features.
2 port SATA II ExpressCard RAID Host Card – JMicron JMB | SATA2-EC
I found some other interesting slim cards: If you want to save money, you plan to have the card in the laptop all the time and the sleep mode trick does not bother you, go for the AKE. Ultra Male Oct 16, Altogether, I recommend the Delock card, since its overall performance is better and it is working great out-of-the box. A great improvement – The Pro Card must be even better jmucron this one has worked great for us to use an external drive as a Photoshop scratch disc and to work directly from the external on large projects.
It turned out that I had to flatten the sheeted metal enclosure of the card a bit in order to make it exprwsscard in. The performance of the card was good. The smaller companies often mention which controller they use, while the name brands usually skip it, re-branding everything for themselves.
eSATA on VPC-Z (and S/Y series) – an eSATA ExpressCard Review
This solved the problem. I think the sticking-out box of the bigger cards do only contain connector stuff. DynamiteZerg Nov 7, For example, buying an Amazon Kindle with this link sends a expresscsrd bucks my way!
These are rare, however, and it is unclear how good the drivers are. You might also be interested in my post, ExpressCard: Hotplugging definitely isn’t working, even after updates to the latest drivers from jMicron.
Sonnet – Tempo SATA Edge ExpressCard/ Compact 1-Port Serial ATA Host Controller
But honestly, none of these devices seems all that stable and reliable. Electronics inside should be the same as the slim cards.
If you want to speed up your backups or data transfers to your external storage, eSATA is an inexpensive way to do so.