Does the CF-53 MK1 support Port Multiplier?

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  1. blysk

    blysk Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello,

    In order to use a Dual M.2 SATA Adapter the laptop has to support Port Multiplier:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-53-mk1-without-loosing-the-dvd-drive.818210/

    Startech says:
    Does someone know, if the CF-53 MK1 supports Port Multiplier?
     
  2. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Try booting live linux
    Do a full hardware report. I think the command would be dmseg in terminal? I am not 100% sure.
    Find what sata controller is being used in the report from dmesg.
    Search for specs of that controller on Google.

    I don't have a CF 53, so I can't.
     
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    dmesg | grep multip -i
    [ 1.864191] i8042: Detected active multiplexing controller, rev 1.0

    sudo lshw # seen below


     
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    blysk Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you,
    I get a "detected active multiplexing controller".

    Does that mean, I can buy this Startech Dual M.2 SATA Adapter, throw out my SSD, insert the Adapter with its two M.2 SSDs, and be able to boot from both SSDs?
    I would like to have a specialized laptop with a lot of Operating Systems, currently I am limited to 4 primary partitions.
    With this adapter, can I use 8 primary partitions then, with only occupying one SATA connector?
    (And No, no Virtual Machine, already tried, I cannot flash the controllers, only from native OS)

    Issuing lspci | grep SATA gets me:
    Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset

    leading to this:
    https://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/59969-sata-port-multiplier-support-info.html
    https://www.intel.com/content/dam/w...s/6-and-c200-chipset-specification-update.pdf

    So I am not sure :(
     
  5. r0tati0n

    r0tati0n Notebook Enthusiast

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    Doesnt work on the CF-53 MK1, no port multiplier.
     
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