[QUOTE=willmore;2489459]Sloveheart, AFK means “Away From Keyboard” Sort of like “The lights are on, but nobody’s home.”
Please share your experiences with us. I’m pondering adding a similar SATA card to yours to see if that helps. But, I have three optical drives, so I’ll need more than a dual port card. IIRC, the only four port SATA chips by Sil are PCI. Uggg…[/QUOTE]
well, I do have some news to report and there might be a card for you - if you have a PCI-X slot - or there is another card by Promise - that says it can support ATAPI devices and has either a two eSATA port and two internal sata configuration - or you can use a four port internal configuration - I don’t know if you would be able to find drivers for win 7 however - but you can go with the silicon image 3124 - it works under win 7 64 bit - you have to go to sil. image website for the base driver for win 7 64. I just used a Norco 4618 (from Amazon.com ($80+/-)) which was a four port eSATA 3 gb PCI-X card - others put out a internal four port card with the 3124 - you can use allot of these cards in a PCI slot however (if you have the room for the extended part of the board on your mobo) - that could be a controller solution - I have used the 3512 (2 port 1.5 gb PCI SATA card) and the 3132 (PCIe 2 port 3 gb) with no problem - I connected my LiteOn iHES208 and my iHAS424 to both cards and was able to get jitter reporting with OptiDriveControl app.!!! My rig is in AHCI mode (I have an ASUS P6T WS Professional mobo) - I don’t have a problem either with burns being jacked up by accessing another drive while burning - I have tried this throughly - no trouble - while I was putting together the rig - I almost went with IDE because of what you and Dee were saying - I was very worried indeed - I don’t know what mobo you are using - maybe if there is a BIOS update - you might look into that - I am using the latest BIOS for the mobo I am using - again - no trouble - the real clincher would be to try to hook my drives up to the mobo ports (the LiteOn’s) and see if I could get jitter to work that way.
What are your rig’s specs???
PM me if you need some links to the controller boards I was talking about - if you go to www.promise.com and look at storge controllers and under un-raid you will find the boards that have four ports - they are PCI type - again - I do not know if they support ATAPI devices under win 7 (esp. x64) - I would do some searching for boards which use the sil. image 3124 chipset - there are a variety of them (eSATA and SATA) all four port boards - I should mention that there is a 3124-1 and a 3124-2 the later supports 3 gb transfer speeds, while the former supports 1.5 gb speeds - see sil.image for 3124 chip: http://www.siliconimage.com/products/product.aspx?pid=27
Hope this helps…
BTW: rosewill makes some four port cards - I think with a Via chipset (RC-209 and RC-218(I believe) again - I do not know about there support of atapi devices and win 7 - all the common sil. image chips work - except the 3114 - that is a four port chip that has win 7 x64 drivers - that didn’t work for me - you might have to go with another chip if you only have a PCIe - if you have a PCIe x4 or x8 - there are boards that might work - I’ll keep my eyes out if you tell me what you have to work with - PM me if you can - that way I’ll get a message in my e-mail client - lately I haven’t been on CD Freaks that often at all - too much to do - my wife had hip replacement surgery - Long aftermath…)()&%^&%