Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5 by PhilV 2.5" SSDs are Redundant. These are more useful.
If you want to add some SSD disks to your system, the normal way is to buy a 2.5" drive, figure out where to stick it, and plug it into a SATA port on your motherboard, then wire in some power from your PSU via a multiheaded and untidy snaking cable...
There are numerous reasons why you might not be able to do that, such as no ports on your motherboard, no room for a 2.5" device. Or you just want to keep things neat.
The 2.5" package is just a replacement package for laptop style disks but in a desktop, this is kinda obsolete. Just use an mSATA SSD package, like you would a RAM DIMM. Slot the mSATA into this adapter card and you've got your storage neatly tucked away in a PCIe slot.
No cable mess or fuss.
02 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by foobar Works well with mSATA drive
Fits in an HP Microserver and is being used for an mSATA SSD boot disk running Linux.
18 April 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Quicksilver It does work - sometimes!
Since installing this controller a couple of months ago for an extra 2 SATA3 HDD's I have had endless problems. Blue screens, random restarts, non recognition of the hardware, computer fails to start or won't turn off etc.
Moved it to different slot and it worked for a week but now it's doing the same things again.
I'm dumping it and getting another Silverstone SST-EC05 - LN45548.
I've had one of those installed for over a year and it's not given me any trouble at all. Costs a bit more but worth it.
21 March 2014