faster transfer speeds, easier configuration, and the ability to hot swap drives. With the Vantec SATA/eSATA PCI Host Controller, you can add the features and functionality of eSATA to your computer. By providing an internal SATA port, the PCI Host Card offers the expandability to add a hard drive to you system. With the external SATA port, both the PCI Host Card gives the flexibility of adding a high speed connection to an external hard drive. Traditionally, one would use USB 2.0 to connect to external hard drives. While USB 2.0 offers reasonably fast speeds at 480Mbps, SATA transfers at a speed of up to 1,500Mbps! Take advantage of SATA on your computer with the Vantec SATA/eSATA PCI Host Card.
32-Bit 33/66MHz PCI v2.2
External SATA (eSATA) Port
Posted by Dave Hawley on Apr 2nd 2019
I bought this as a spare, so I haven't tested it, but it appears to be brand new in its original shrink wrapping so I'm sure it's fine.
Really please to find it as these cards haven't been made for years and are becoming hard to get.