[QUOTE=tmc8080;2654087]I’m gonna wait until I have a need for usb 3/sata3 card to upgrade, by that time the cards will be ~$10… right now the price/performance ratios are way out of whack.
FYI hard drives… internal or exteral only consume < 12 watts each in read/write operations.[/QUOTE]
I said exactly the same thing about USB3.0.
When 3.0 was announced I had already bought eSATA
enclosures and a two-port controller (I don’t have eSATA on my MoBo)
And exactly what I said was “I’ll buy a USB 3.0 Controller when a friend shows up with a USB3.0 drive that requires it.” My Neighbor came over with some files for me to edit on a 3.0 PAssport drive.
I had a 3.0 controller to load the files back onto his portable drive.
I bought a two port card with the NEC chipset.
In the past I’ve had so many issues with Via controllers that I won’t
any device with a via controller one my machines.
Nor will I suggest anything with a Via controller to a customer.
In NEC and SiliconImage I trust
Via? not at all.
Devices with promise controllers? I put them into my gold recycling bin without a second thought.