Looking for suggestions for a 4-port e-SATA PCI Express card for Fedora 30
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    Looking for suggestions for a 4-port e-SATA PCI Express card for Fedora 30

    I am looking for suggestions for a 4-port e-SATA PCI Express card that works with Fedora 30. It should have hot-plug capabilities so I can attach and detach several external disk enclosures at will without rebooting. It seems that many SATA ports built into motherboards do not have hotplug capability, hence the need for a PCIe card. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    Re: Looking for suggestions for a 4-port e-SATA PCI Express card for Fedora 30

    I purchased a I/O Crest 4 port SATA III PCIe 2.0x2 Non-Raid controller card which uses the Marvell 88SE9235 chipset. Getting the right chipset is important as I had issues with a card using a different Marvell chipset. I connected this card to a ThermalTake 3503 HDD disk rack. Its the disk rack which provides the hot swap capability. The disk volumes automatically mount as "/run/media/xxxx" devices and can be unmounted and mounted via the standard Gnome "files" application.

    Running smoothly for over 2 years.
    Laptop: Toshiba / Intel B960 2.20Ghz x2/ 4GB/ 320GB SataII/ Intel HD/ fc30.x86_64
    Tower: GigaByte (970A) / AMD FX 8320 3.5Ghz x8/ 16GB/ 9TB Sata III/ AMD 6770HD/ fc30.x86_64
    Bookshelf: Shuttle DS61 (H61)/ i3-3225 3.3Ghz x2/ 16GB/ 320GB Sata II/ Intel HD 4000/ fc29.x86_64
    Embedded: BeagleBone Blk / ARM AM3358 1 GHz x1/ 512MB/ 2GB eMMC/ PowerVR SGX530/ fc27.armv7hl

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