SATA Add-on Card for DVD burner

vbimport

#1

I’m looking for an add-on SATA card for 2 Lite-On Burners iHAS224 & iHAS324. I have 2 mobo slots available - a PCI and a PCIe X1. Can anyone recommend a SATA card for these?

Thanks;

Stan


#2

I’m pretty sure there is a older thread talking about which SATA outboard cards work with optical drives and I’m looking for one myself. so far I think the Silicon image 3114 and 3124 can be reflashed to act like a non raid card and then support your burners. You’ll also have to used the non raid drivers for your OS as well. Heres one that might help http://club.myce.com/f7/silicon-image-based-sata-ide-controllers-flashable-not-252721/
Anyways there are a few threads on here about the cards and there are many on E bay for good prices that might work fine, some even claim to support optical drive when you do a search for them.
I haven’t picked another one up yet because a friend claims he may have something that will work once he digs them out. Otherwise I’ll probably pick up one of the cards I mentioned.
I had a Via 6421a card that worked in win7 but it would randomly just lock the drives out and messed up the boot speed and had many other issues so I pulled it.


#3

Yep just make sure it has a SIl chip-set for trouble free burner operation

Here is some that will work just fine I have these 3 in my system

here is the first one that I bought
MASSCOOL PCI Card, 4 internal SATA Model XWT-RC040
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815280003

here is the second one I bought for eSATA gen 1
MASSCOOL 1 x eSATA + 2 x SATA PCI Card Model XWT-RC061
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815280005

here is the 3rd one I bought to get eSATA gen 2
Iogear GICE711S3W6 2 Port eSATA PCI Express Host Card - PCI Express (x1), 3Gbps, 1-internal, 1-external, Low Profile
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=A225-1264

only the last one is listed as THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE :sad:

The first one has the SIl 3114 chip
second one has SIl 3512 chip
third one has the SIl 3132 chip


#4

[QUOTE=getit29;2508110]Yep just make sure it has a SIl chip-set for trouble free burner operation[/QUOTE]:iagree: And it must be either non-Raid out-of-the-box or at least flashable (some are not). :slight_smile:

I want also mention the non-Raid controllers from Promise. My Samsung SH-S203B works nicely with a Sata II 150 (crippled onboard version of Sata II 300 PCI card). If the specs for a card mentions “SATAPI support”, then you should be fine. Unfortunately, the Promise controllers are much more expensive than controllers with SiI chipset.

Michael


#5

[QUOTE=mciahel;2508135]:iagree: And it must be either non-Raid out-of-the-box or at least flashable (some are not). :)Michael[/QUOTE]

Yep you’re quite right Michael the first 2 cards I posted above are flashable to a non raid BIOS that was
the first thing I done to the first 2 of them just as soon as they were installed. The last one just comes
as a regular SATA link non raid card to start with that is the best kind to get if you can find them so that
way all you have to do is just install them and the drivers and your ready to go no BIOS flashing required. :iagree: