Dodgy title but it's been a long day and my wit has run dry...
I've just got myself another SATA hard drive and when installing it the penny dropped that my DVD drive is now a SATA... No spare ports... Berk!
So firstly I'm after a PCI card to add SATA ports. I've seen a couple here and there and on example at Amazon (4 Port SATA PCI Expansion Card &IDE VIA VT6421a chipset) price at just short of £7 seems OK, but these are penny pinching times and I've never used Amazon Market Place before so I'm a little wary. If anyone can beat that I'd be happy to hear. And to be 100% I'm not exactly sure what I need to check when it comes to chipsets and so on?!?
I would prefer it to be UK based as all the ebayers seem to be based in HK these days!
I'd also like to ask if anyone knows the truth behind one of the reviews that states the 3 SATA channels are actually 2. One channel supposedly is shared between an internal and an external port. While not a problem today, it could be in the future.
Lastly - I know this is a deal request section, but while I'm here - what is the opinion on set up? My motherboard has 4 SATAs and I have the following drives.
2 x 200 SATA
1 x 750 SATA
1 x 1TB SATA
1 x SATA DVD
1 x IDE DVD
Ta very much for your thoughts and potential deals.