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    Question ASRock sata3 PCIe card and it's shared interface..

    Hello forum

    A question about the ASRock sata3 PCIe card.

    The spec says that one of the ports is shared with the esata interface on the back. Does this mean that if I've got two drives plugged into the SATA headers that I can't use the esata port? That can't be right surely? Can't find any info on this on the web so any pointers gratefully received.

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    alastair

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    Default Re: ASRock sata3 PCIe card and it's shared interface..

    Check your motherboard user manual for more information.
    I've seen several motherboards where it is an either or situation where you can use one option or the other, but not both at the same time.
    Let us know what you find out.
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