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Adding esata port to Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF

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Hi,

I have an Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF and I need to add an esata port to it so that my Addonics 4 HD Tower can connect.

I have an esata multiplier card in another standard size box which I could use, but I am not sure it will fit into the smaller 9020.

Any suggestions please?

Thanks

oz

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RE: Adding esata port to Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF

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Check the size of the card - if it's slim enough, you may simply need a low profile back bracket for it.

Or, something like this should fit

www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_3

Just make sure the single PCIe slot on the system is open (there is only one slot).

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ozstar
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RE: Adding esata port to Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF

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Many thanks.

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ozstar
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RE: Adding esata port to Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF

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Well I inserted the card in the free small slot however the Dell doesn't see it when booted up.  Nothing in Dev Mgr either.

Maybe I need to do something in bios?  or a driver for the

Addonics  ADSA3GPX1-2EM

It did work well in my Dell T7500

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ieee488
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RE: Adding esata port to Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF

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I am not sure why you would not install a driver for it.

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RE: Adding esata port to Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF

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Thanks but I can't seem to find the one.

This is the box I have..   http://www.addonics.com/products/mst.php

and thiis the the multiplier in the computer. It says Mac however it has worked in my PC.

http://www.addonics.com/products/adsa3gpx1-2em.php

At the Addonics site there is a 3132b for Win but it is only – .inf,sys,dll and another sys file.

I don't see the esata card in Dev Mgr so can't install these.

I need something to make it be seen I guess.

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