[wellylug] USB 3.0 via PCI-e, & SATA HDD enclosures/docks

David Antliff david.antliff at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 08:37:14 NZST 2011

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 18:29, Daniel Reurich wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 17:10 +1200, David Antliff wrote:
>> I'm not sure the mainboard has, or supports eSATA, so I'd be stuck
>> with a PCI or PCI-e card I think. I don't have the motherboard ID on
>> hand, but I can tell you it's an Athlon 64 3400+, probably a good 4 or
>> 5 years old. I doubt it supports hot-plugging of the native SATA
>> ports.
> 'lspci -nn' will provide some useful info about your chipset and
> 'dmidecode t0 -t1 -t2'

Thanks for that, it appears to be a Gigabyte mainboard ("C51-MCP51")
with a MCP51 chipset, which supposedly supports hot-plugging, so I'll
give it a try with a normal SATA cable and onboard power. Packages
'scsitools' and 'lsscsi' look useful too.


-- David.

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