I bought this esata device:
I was dissapointed to find my machine completely puked when i hooked it up. After hours of research I discovered a bunch of posts saying it was not possible so I gave up. In the search of a card that would provide this function I found this card which seemed cheap and ready to work.
Reading the reviews I saw a trend of people pissed off about going off to have to download the driver. The driver in the page here was called asmedia106x… so i figured if it worked for their card, I might as well try it since I had a asmedia 1061 controller in my motherboard. After a reboot or two it was working like a charm!
Moral of the story: esata connectivity sucks for older controllers, but it apparently is all in the driver.
About this blog: This blog will discuss technology associated with my idgon.com project. I am using Elixir and Phoenix for my backend, and React.js and Reflux for my front end. I have a library called Trabant to experiment with graph database persistence for Elixir. The views expressed on this blog are my own, and are not that of my current employer.