Manufacturer not providing drivers for Windows, Windows users shall download drivers through automatic Windows driver installation wizard. When upgrading to OS X Excellent – Low Cost Card! I think the sticking-out box of the bigger cards do only contain connector stuff. The choice is less than clear: If you want to save money, you plan to have the card in the laptop all the time and the sleep mode trick does not bother you, go for the AKE. For now, it seems that they are able to keep up with current drives.

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But honestly, none of these devices seems all that stable and reliable. Mac users must decide to take a gamble on SI or stick with the JMicron option.

Specifications subject to change without notice. Kind of annoying, but when everything was properly recognized, the drive worked perfectly and fast.

Expresscard ESATA 2ports chipset:Jmicron JMB362

There are mostly Mac-related reviews and card comparisons, since Apple also jmicrom eSATA ports from their newer laptops, e. Compared to USB 2. Both cards work quite nicely on my Z. Buyer complaints suggest it is not well-supported by Windows 7 or Vista. Since I do not like those sticking out cards, I searched for more compact ones and found two cards, offering one eSATA port each, fitting cleanly inside the slot and not sticking out far like other cards.


No, create an account now. I may get in touch with some faster HDD’s like essata velociraptors in weeks – I will test if the cards will bottleneck then.

Sonnet – Tempo SATA Edge ExpressCard/ Compact 1-Port Serial ATA Host Controller

The performance of the card was good. Recommend an all-round dang good and games-capable laptop!

Grant B Gibson Aug 30, Both devices feel and look solid and well-built. These incompatible drives include, but are not limited to: The smaller companies often mention which controller they use, while the name brands usually skip it, re-branding everything for themselves.

Sonnet – Tempo SATA ExpressCard/ 2-Port Serial ATA Host Controller

If you spend bucks on a jjicron eSATA card, you get a cheap and efficient interface expansion for your Vaio. The AKE card is working well on my Win 7 x64 machine without driver installation, but is not recognized when inserting the card into the running system no hot plug.

In total, the card sticks out about 3mm side of the case ; seen from the top, about 1mm over the aluminium plate see pictures. Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades.

Log in or Sign up. You might also be interested in my post, ExpressCard: Share This Page Tweet. The card came with an 8cm CD with totally outdated drivers.


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eSATA on VPC-Z (and S/Y series) – an eSATA ExpressCard Review

Neither it is after installation of the most recent drivers from JMicron’s website. Windows users have only one choice: Do you opt for a basic and simple solution using a JMicron controller or a full-featured but complex option using Silicon Image? If you think the same way about lightweight driver expresscadr, forget about the included Delock driver CD it installs some kind of useless RAID tool which shows an ugly splash on system bootup.

It gives two eSATA ports with amazing throughput at a great price. If you want to save money, you plan to have the card in the laptop all the time and the sleep mode trick does not bother you, go for the AKE.

Excellent – Low Cost Card!