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Sata splitter?


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heartgrave

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Is there such thing as a Sata splitter? For example, my pc has 3 sata ports on the motherboard but I have 5 components that need to be connected. Do they make a splitter that can go into a sata port and split into like 3 more sata ports? I checked newegg but I couldn't really find anything.

Edited by heartgrave, 26 December 2013 - 04:08 PM.

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Hello heartgrave

Never heard of a SATA splitter and in all honesty cannot see it being possible as SATA ports can only handle data transfer from one source.

An alternative suggestion for you is to fit an add on PCIE SATA port card such as the example here the cards are also available as PCI format but will not have the amount of ports or performance that you require.
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Thanks for the reply!
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:thumbsup:
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Yes, SATA Splitter are present and you can connect the multiple componets but with some limitations. I have found the following link that would be helpful,Check it

"http://www.sfcable.c.../SATAPC-Y.html" :thumbsup: :happy:

That would be a power adapter, those are a dime a dozen, however the original question was relating to creating extra data ports. Hence the need for an expansion card to avoid a motherboard upgrade.
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