- Feb 14, 2018
My Area51 did not come with an external sata port. I got with dell pre-sales and they confirmed they do not have any and recommended a 3rd party purchase (no kidding). Anyway, I am in need of a port multiplier PCie adapter with at least 2 external ports (eSata, not SAS nor SCSI) This is not for RAID use, just to connect some external boxes with my movie collection. I found a Sonnet at Newegg but it is $160 and I was looking for something cheap as I don't need RAID. However, if anyone has some experience with that Sonnet I would like to know or maybe some other recommendation.