I would like to add an esata port however I'm trying to understand transfer rate vs. hardware bottleneck. I know esata (v2) is rated at 3 GB/s but if it's put into a pci slot isn't only 133 mb/s? Would the transfer rate be better to get a bracket that could plug directly into the sata port on the motherboard?
Who uses a PCI slot nowadays? That is so slow. Either get a PCI-e card for eSATA or use internal SATA to eSATA connectors.
Yea, I could use a whole new system. Unfortunately, at the moment my motherboard is a G31t-m
The mobo has 1 pci-e x16, which I use for a 240GT. Unfortunately, this card covers up the other pci-e x1 slot. However, even if it was free, it is a pci-e x1 slot, so internal SATA to eSATA connector would offer a better transfer rate?
If I wanted to add sata ports what would you advise?
A new system.