4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2016 11:17 AM by allan_intel

    Intel: will you release a Port Multiplier Driver for Sandy Bridge?

    majorbulk

      Apparently, FIS-based port multiplier support has been in hardware since ICH10 (maybe ICH9), with a linux driver written by the community.  But, to date, there has never been windows support from Intel .  Most motherboards now have an eSATA port on them and the port still can only be used to add a single drive.  For me, adding a card is difficult because I use the Mini-ITX form factor and must use external tuners for my Media Center because my card slot is wasted on a cheap $20 controller card that has drivers for the port-multiplier.    

       

      -Valkyrie-MT