I need some advice and help on how can I add SATA III hard drives to my old pc. Following is the PC specs
Mobo: ASUS KV8-X CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.2 Ghz OS: Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
The machine has a 80 GB hard drive on which OS is installed. I want to add two 3TB Seagate SATAIII hard drives. The model of Seagate drives is ST3000DM001. I have tried installing/connecting the drives to mobo connectors but they are not detected either in BIOS or windows. After a lot of searching through web and reading forums, I tried updating bios with latest firmware, reinstalled OS, installed VIA drivers etc but I could not get the drives detected in the BIOS. I am now considering using a PCI to SATA III card with 2 ports to connect these drives. I could not find any PCI card with SATA III connectors (all most all of them are PCIe). I don't really understand the differences and was hoping someone could help me identify a card or other options to add these drives. The machine is just used for sharing media and backup, I am not too fussed about the performance. Also I don't really want to spend too much as well. I am thinking if I can get a card in about $30 that would be good. Thanks for your help.