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    Default Does GA-X58A-UD3R eSata support Port Multiplication?

    I would like to purchase an external enclosure that holds 4 Sata drives. The enclosure connects via a single eSata, but requires the eSata port to support port multiplication to allow each of the 4 drives to be seen by the OS. Does this board support port multiplication on 1 or more or the eSata ports?

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    Default Re: Does GA-X58A-UD3R eSata support Port Multiplication?

    Your board seems to be using JMB362 as controller for eSata connectors, that chip does support port multiplication. JMicron/Products
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    Default Re: Does GA-X58A-UD3R eSata support Port Multiplication?

    Let us know how this works out for you, in case anyone asks in the future.

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    Default Re: Does GA-X58A-UD3R eSata support Port Multiplication?

    Thanks mm67,

    That answers most of my question. I checked the specs for the JMB362 and it does not say how many devices can be attached to a single eSata connection. The JMB363 specs say "Supports up to 4 storage device connection ", but no such info for the JMB362.

    Does anyone know how many devices are supported on the JMB362 Port Multiplier?

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    Default Re: Does GA-X58A-UD3R eSata support Port Multiplication?

    Have you asked J.Micron themselves?

    Maybe ask Gigabyte via email here, they should be able to tell you in 2-3 days
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/ServiceCenter.aspx

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    Default Re: Does GA-X58A-UD3R eSata support Port Multiplication?

    Good idea Guru. I sent them both an e-mail. If I get the answer, I'll post back.

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    Default Re: Does GA-X58A-UD3R eSata support Port Multiplication? - Answered!

    From Gigabyte -

    Dear Customer

    It can detect up to 5 hdd, please make sure to configured it as AHCI mode

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