SATA 6g 4-port non-RAID controller ?

Pete French petefrench at
Wed Jul 27 09:51:53 UTC 2011

> Jeremy may not have seen PCI express x16 HBAs working on consumer
> boards, but I have, plenty of times.

Ditto. Indeed, I wasn't aware you could do anything to a PCIe slot
to prevent it working. Have seen motherboards which wont *boot* from
an HBA in a PCIe slot, but never one which couldnt use the card when
plugged in.

I generaly use MSI boards, and all of tose have taken PCIe controllers
quite hapily - inclduing booting off HP/Compaq SMART RAID controllers which
do have a reputation for being fussy outside of HP machines. Am currently
using a variets of Silicon Image based eSATA controllers on the same


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