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FAQ: Correct A-331/A-341 PCIe to SATA II/300 Jumper Settings

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Surprisingly, the instruction booklet that accompanies the A-331/A -341 PCIe to
SATA devices causes some confusion among a very small segment of end users
in terms of jumper settings for SATA port selection.
Here is the text and images from the booklet:

Note: There are four SATA ports in PCIe SATA II 300 2-Channel RAID
Card. We named these ports A to D. Ports A & B are external SATA ports
and C & D are internal SATA ports. By changing the jumper setting on
Encore SATA2 RAID PCIe Card that allows you to select between external
and internal ports to use. By default, Port C and D are working.

Reading the instructions, a few things stand out. First off, the instructions state that Ports C and D are the default settings, and
hence the internal SATA ports are the out of the box configuration. To change a port, the entire bank grouping must be
relocated (this is where most people are confused), in other words all jumpers from either bank (groups of four J1-J4, or J5-J8)
need be in the same position (ie. all 1-2 OR all 2-3).
To simplify this by providing the most obvious example. To switch from the default settings of both internal ports to both the
external ports, one would move all the jumpers to position 1-2 closed. IN OTHER WORDS, MOVE EVERY JUMPER TO THE

PCI Express to Serial ATA (eSATA II/300) PCI Express to Serial ATA (eSATA II/300)
2/2 Port Host Adapter 2/2 Port Host Adapter with RAID
High performance card providing two High performance card providing two
channels with choice of two of four channels with choice of two of four
SATA/eSATA ports SATA/eSATA ports with RAID 0,1

Remember, A and C are mutually exclusive, as are B and D. Hence, a mixed one internal port and one external port
configuration can only consist of A and D, OR B and C.
PCI Express to Serial ATA (eSATA II/300) 2/2 Port Host Adapters
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