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Well, I need one. I just got one of the FreeAgent Pro 750gb external drives, has the option for USB, or eSATA. As of now, with USB, transfer takes FOREVER. So, I'm looking to get an eSATA card, but most of the ones available that I've seen all hard horrible reviews, and none had anything close to a sense of consistency. Highpoint, Norco and whatnot... All seem like very sketchy companies. Are there any decent eSATA cards for under $75 (It can even just be 1 port, I don't care) that's made by a company with some semblance of clout?
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doesn't the 680i have an E-sata port?

Actually for 5$ you can get an adaptor bracket that plugs into an INTERNAL sat port and puts it on the OUTSIDE (in pci slo)

There cheap and easy
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might this get better response in the hard drives and storage forum?
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might this get better response in the hard drives and storage forum?
Might be right about that one.

And no, the 680i doesn't, as much as I wish it did. I'll post in the hard drive forum too though
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post #5 of 10
You know you can just pop the case and plug it into the motherboard with a regular cable.

Or for less ghettoness.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813997001
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As iampoor said, you just need the eSata bracket with the adapter cable. Otherwise, you'll need a pci card with eSata controller. Addonics is very reputable for their cards, however, it does cost quite a bit.
    
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Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
You know you can just pop the case and plug it into the motherboard with a regular cable.

Or for less ghettoness.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813997001
or exactly what I said

well 2 members said it. Don't repost just get this
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Hmm. Good stuff. I'll check 'em out; thanks!
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Hm, but then, would the drive be Plug and Play? (if you use the internal SATA port)
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Hm, but then, would the drive be Plug and Play? (if you use the internal SATA port)
I think it has to be plugged in BEFORE the P.C. is booted (correct me if I'm wrong.)

Not a big deal altho.

Just whenever you're not carrying it just plug it into your P.C.
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