Cheap 2 Internal SATA port card for 2006 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by OSXconvert, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. OSXconvert macrumors member

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    Can anybody recommend a cheap sata II controller card that has 2 internal ports for a 2006 mac pro 2.66? I'm maxed out with SATA drives internally and would like to add a pair of SSDs in the optical bay (on top of the 2 2.5" velociraptors that are already there). Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. OZMP macrumors 6502

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    eSATA?
    macsales have some nice PCIe solutions from peanuts
     
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    I suppose you're already using the 2 extra SATA ports on the logic board?

    I don't think anyone makes a Mac Pro compatible PCIe controller with 2 internal ports. Sonnet makes a 4-port internal controller (Tempo E4i), but they hover around $170.
     
  4. OSXconvert thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, a 4-port internal card would be fine, but they're all >$150. I'm already using 6 drives inside; the 2 motherboard sata ports are hooked up to 2.5" velociraptors. I'm hoping to spend ~$50. I guess if I can't find an internal port model, I will just reroute esata cables back inside.
     
  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    That might be your only option because after searching exhaustively, I don't think what you're asking for exists.
     

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