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    Monoprice PCI Express Serial ATA II (SATA II) Card, 2x External Port (e-SATA), SiI3132 Chipset
    Product # 3581
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    4.6 / 5.0
    35 Reviews
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    Card works just fine in early 2009 Mac Pro (8-core)

    PROS: Ordered this card based on the reviews here and they were right the card works just fine in my recently purchased early 2009 Mac Pro (8-core). No driver install, just plug in and fire up!
    January 21, 2011
    Works with Mac Pro and Mac OS X 10.5.8
    The Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz (early 2008) has 4 PCI slots (two 16x and two 4x). This eSATA card must be installed in one of the 4x slots. The card I received was manufactured by Best Connectivity and uses a Silicon Image SiI3132 controller chip. A driver CD is included, and contained the same version of the Mac OS X driver as posted on the Silicon Image support page.

    I've been using it for several days, and haven't had any issues.
    August 20, 2009
    Great Buy/Can't go wrong!
    Purchased this card from Monoprice after reading a number of reviews. It seems that this type of card sell for 10x more on other e-merchants.
    Shipping was no issue either as it took roughly 14 days to be delivered - I live in Canada, north of Toronto.
    Once recieved, installed into the computer tower and restarted. Windows 7 installed the necessary native drivers and we were off to the races. The external docking station houses to drives via the esata connection and both drives run at the same time NOT one or the other.
    Thank you Monoprice for making a purchase like this so simple. And let's not forget the great service.

    Great job!
    February 17, 2010
    Works with Mac Pro (early 2009)
    So, i tried it first in PCIe slot 2, because I hadn't read the reviews. It did not work. I tossed it into the "donate" pile. Today, I decided to give it a second chance as I really want eSATA functionality. So, I checked out the reviews and what do you know? The very first one mentions the 4xPCIe requirement!!! So, I reinstalled it into PCIe slot 4, reinstalled the driver from the CD, and it still didn't work!!!! So, I restarted the Mac Pro and it worked. I'm now erasing four 500GB/7200RPM Hitachi drives writing ZEROs and it takes about 1.5-hours each. Not bad.

    Thanks to Joseph Lamoree from Newbury Park, CA for the 4x tip!!!
    September 2, 2009
    Just go the card in the mail...installed the card in slot 4 in the mac pro loaded the driver and BAM its there and working great.
    February 4, 2010
    Bought this eSATA card because I have used all 6 SATA port on my motherboard and wanted eSATA for my external hard drive enclosure. Installed fine in my computer. I was surprised Windows 7 didn't have built-in drivers for the card, but I just visited Silicon Image's website and got Windows 7 drivers easily.
    November 10, 2009
    very good for ext. HDD especially port multiplier
    This card support hotplug and port multiplier.
    Hotplug mean you can turn off any external harddrive quickly.
    For those who own external hdd with 2-5 hdd with one esata, this card is for your port multiplier.
    This card will not go to sleep when you load stuff from net. Some card do sleep when your os is on standby mean your download completely standstill.
    All Syba siliconimage support flash bios within windows, some very cheap cards can not be flashed bios.
    Some linux especially linux mint and ubuntu 10.4 need to update to current bios so it can boot up.
    July 20, 2010
    Not working with OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    Worked great with 10.8, after updating to 10.9....no dice. The last driver created for the chipset was in 2011 which was for 10.7. Not sure what else to do. Total bummer.

    PROS: Cheap, fast, no driver needed

    CONS: Does not work with OSX 10.9
    December 4, 2013
    14 months of use
    I was impressed when I purchased the adapters to upgrade my dell inspiron 530. I had only 4 sata ports and needed more. Yesterday (04 Sept 2011), my system locked and for the next 15 hours I removed everything and slowly reassembled my system. The culprit was my sata card. Now I'm back to only three drives and a cdrom. Not sure what I'll do.

    PROS: Great price and performance

    CONS: One of two failed after just fourteen months
    September 5, 2011
    Response from Monoprice
    I understand. It was just an observation. It was good while it lasted. My solution is to retire the other card because I try to keep matched systems..

    Anyway, you guys totally rock!

    November 18, 2016
    Monoprice Administrator
    Works with OpenSuse Linux 11.1 right out of the box
    As the title says, it works great with OpenSuse linux 11.1.. Didn't have to do any type of extra configuration or download any new drivers, it just works! I use this card along with, "E-SATA HDD Docking Station (USB+E-SATA)" (PID 5330) and it works great!
    January 28, 2010