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eSATA II ExpressCard
Quick Installation Guide
Introducing the eSATA II ExpressCard
The eSATA II ExpressCard is an ultra high-speed dual
channel Serial ATA Generation 2 controller.
Features and Benefits
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Adds two eSATA (external Serial ATA) ports to
your ExpressCard equipped notebook or desktop
computer for external drive connections
Supports data transfer speeds up to 3.0Gbps
(300MBps)
Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specification with
support for full complement of SATA II optional
features
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Nonzero offsets NCQ, and Out-of-order data delivery
NCQ
Independent command fetch, scatter/gather, and
command execution
Supports SATA hard disk hot-plugging
Breaks the 137GB barrrier! Supports various brands
of large capacity Serial ATA hard disk drives
System Requirements
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ExpressCard-enabled system with an available
ExpressCard/54 slot
Windows ® 2000/XP (32-/64-bit)/Server 2003
(32-/64-bit)/Vista (32-/64-bit)
04-0417B
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Package Contents
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eSATA II ExpressCard
Driver CD
Quick installation guide
Layout
eSATA Connectors
Figure 1: eSATA II ExpressCard
Hardware Installation
General instructions for installing the card are provided
below. Since the design of systems may vary, refer to
your system’s reference manual for further information,
if needed.
Insert the Card into the ExpressCard slot of your system.
Make sure it is inserted all the way in for a solid connection.
When connecting/disconnecting devices, holdthe eSATA
II ExpressCard so it does not move from side to side,
otherwise it may eject from the slot or lose connection
with the operating system.
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Driver Installation
This section provides information on how to install the
eSATA II ExpressCard drivers.
Windows 2000
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Install the ExpressCard into an ExpressCard slot.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
Select Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended) and click Next.
Insert the driver CD, check CD-ROM drives, uncheck
the other boxes, click Next, click Next again.
Click Finish to complete the driver installation.
Windows XP/Server 2003
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Install the ExpressCard into an ExpressCard slot.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard.
XP (w/SP1 or earlier)/Server 2003: Continue to step #3
XP (w/SP2 or later)/Server 2003 (w/ SP1 or later): Select
No, not this time, then click Next.
Insert the driver CD, select Install the software
automatically (Recommended), click Next, click
Next again.
Click Finish to complete the driver installation.
64-bit Windows XP/64-bit Server 2003
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Install the ExpressCard into an ExpressCard slot.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, select No, not
this time, then click Next.
Insert the driver CD, select Install the software
automatically (Recommended), click Next, then
click Finish to complete the driver installation.
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Verify Windows 2000/XP/2003 Installation
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Right click My Computer, click Manage, click
Device Manager.
Double click SCSI and RAID controllers, then
double click Silicon Image SiI 3132 ... Controller to
display driver properties.
A message This device is working properly is displayed
in the dialog box, the driver has been correctly
installed.
Windows VistaTM (32-bit & 64-bit)
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Install the ExpressCard into an ExpressCard slot.
At the Found New Hardware window, click Locate
and install driver software (recommended), click
Continue.
At the next window, insert the driver CD. Windows
Vista operating system will automatically detect
and install the correct driver. This process may take
several minutes.
Click Close to complete the driver installation.
Verify Windows Vista Installation
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Right click Computer, click Manage, click Continue,
click Device Manager.
Double click Storage controllers, then double click
Silicon Image SiI 3132... Controller to display driver
properties.
A message This device is working properly is displayed
in the dialog box, the driver has been correctly
installed.
External Device Connection
External Serial ATA devices should come with their own
accessories. In most cases, you just need to power up the
external device and connect it to the external port. For
more information, please refer to the external device's
manual.
Connecting Hard Disk Drives
When connecting a hard disk drive, hold the eSATA II
ExpressCard so it does not move from side to side,
otherwise, the ExpressCard may eject from the slot.
Hot Plugging Hard Disk Drives
To unplug a drive from a powered up system, do the
following.
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003
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Right click My Computer and click Manage.
Select Device Manager.
Click Disk Drives, right click the target disk and
select Disable/Enable, then click Yes.
After the red arrow appears next to the disk, you can
unplug drive.
Windows Vista
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Right click Computer, click Manage, click Continue,
click Device Manager.
Click Disk Drives, right click the target disk and
select Disable/Enable.
After the down arrow appears next to the disk, you
can unplug the drive.
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Removing the eSATA II ExpressCard
Use Windows Safely Remove Hardware utility to stop
the ExpressCard before removing it from the ExpressCard
slot. Not doing so may corrupt or destroy your data.
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003
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The utility is in the taskbar by the system clock.
For Windows 2000: Click the Unplug or Eject
Hardware icon.
For Windows XP/Server 2003: Click the Safely Remove
Hardware icon.
Click Safely Remove Silicon Image SiI 3132
SATALink Controller.
Wait for the Safe to Remove Hardware pop-up box
to appear before removing the ExpressCard from
the ExpressCard slot.
Windows Vista
The eSATA II ExpressCard will appear in the Safely
Remove Hardware utility only if it is plugged into the
computer before booting up Windows.
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Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
Click Safely Remove Silicon Image SiI 3132
SATALink Controller.
At the Safe To Remove Hardware box, click OK. It
is now safe to remove the ExpressCard.
Note: If the ExpressCard does not appear in the
Safely Remove Hardware utility, the connected
hard drive(s) must first be disabled before removing
the ExpressCard from the slot. Not doing so may
corrupt or destroy your data. See Hot Plugging
Hard Disk Drives on page 5 for more information.
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Technical Support and Warranty
QUESTIONS? SIIG’s Online Support has answers! Simply visit our
web site at www.siig.com and click Support. Our online support
database is updated daily with new drivers and solutions. Answers
to your questions could be just a few clicks away. You can also submit
questions online and a technical support analysts will promptly
respond.
SIIG offers a lifetime manufacturer warranty with this product. Please
see our web site for more warranty details. If you encounter any
problems with this product, please follow the procedures below.
A) If it is within the store's return policy period, please return the
product to the store where you purchased from.
B) If your purchase has passed the store's return policy period, please
follow these steps to have the product repaired or replaced.
Step 1: Submit your RMA request.
Go to www.siig.com, click Support, then RMA to submit a
request to SIIG RMA. If the product is determined to be
defective, an RMA number will be issued. SIIG RMA department
can also be reached at (510) 413-5333.
Step 2: After obtaining an RMA number, ship the product.
• Properly pack the product for shipping. All software, cable(s)
and any other accessories that came with the original package
must be included.
• Clearly write your RMA number on the top of the returned
package. SIIG will refuse to accept any shipping package, and
will not be responsible for a product returned without an
RMA number posted on the outside of the shipping carton.
• You are responsible for the cost of shipping. Ship the product
to the following address:
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
RMA #:
• SIIG will ship the repaired or replaced product via Ground
in the U.S. and International Economy outside of the U.S. at
no cost to the customer.
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About SIIG, Inc.
Founded in 1985, SIIG, Inc. is a leading computer upgrade manufacturer
of I/O connectivity products, including PCI & ISA serial and parallel
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PRODUCT NAME
eSATA II ExpressCard
FCC RULES: TESTED TO COMPLY WITH FCC PART 15, CLASS
B OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCT COMPLIANCE
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
eSATA II ExpressCard is a trademark of SIIG, Inc. SIIG and the SIIG logo are registered trademarks of
SIIG, Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other names used in this publication
are for identification only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.
November, 2007
Copyright © 2007 by SIIG, Inc. All rights reserved.
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