View Full Version : ESATA to express card that supports RED STATION?
05-04-2011, 12:29 PM
As some of you know, the red stations only support a few ESATA cards. Highpoint and Silicon Imaging if I recall from the manual. But it looks to me that those are only tower friendly cards. Are there any express card ones that work? I am annoyed my expensive sonnett ESATA to express card no worky.
at least until thunderbolt changes everything I guess.
05-04-2011, 12:47 PM
Theres a ton of SIL3132 eSATA express cards available. Ive got the Rosewill rc605 that does the trick, but theres a ton of others.
05-04-2011, 12:51 PM
I happen to have two on hand. One is a cheap one from Other World Computing (unbranded) and the other is a Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro. I've tried the Red Station CF reader with both and they both work fine. Actually work WAY better than it did with firewire , not just the obvious speed boost... cards mount much faster too. I should be getting SSD gear soon and will let you know if there are any difficulties with that reader.
05-04-2011, 06:32 PM
looks like I stand corrected. I just re-tried my sonnet pro esata card and it mounted fine. I guess that warning in the manual and an initial hiccup on my end made me jump to conclusions. more tests are in order of course...
05-05-2011, 12:59 AM
Most cards work fine. The list in the manual is for the cards we have tested and verified.
06-16-2011, 01:34 PM
Anybody had any success with a SeriTek/2ME4-E ? Mine does not seem to work with the redstation - although it might also
be a redstation problem as the firewire 800 connector does not seem to work either ....