Does anyone know if the Precision T3500 supports Port Multiplier? I know my Optiplex 960's do. I have googled and looked through the two PDF's I found on the website but could find no mention. Maybe I missed something. If all else fails will try with hooking up the external drive enclosure and see if it works.
Thanks for your time in advance.
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Neither the training page nor the parts page for the 2009 Precision T3500 list a Port Multiplier. This tells me that Dell never actually tested one in this model. Hopefully another owner can post their findings.
If the external drive pack does not work i can always order this extra card to go with the orther cards i will be installing .
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The specs state that it has port multiplier on it if i read it correctly. But more money needing to be spent.
I think it is about 30.00
Well it seems as if the Precision T 3500 does indeed support port multiplier. The 4 bay external drive box works just fine. So that is something to keep around somewhere.
I have also found that the wintv 1955 works just fine also. Also in the previous post i use a mediasonic 4 bay non raid external enclosure and no problems just plugged it in and it worked.