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How can I add some SATA ports? GA-Z77-DS3H

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Hi everyone, I have a gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H motherboard and it only has 4 SATA ports. I would like to add some more, and I have a Rosewill RC-216 RAID card with 2 internal and 2 external SATA ports. It is recognized by the BIOS along with drives I connect to it, but they don't show up in OSX.

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to make this card work, or another card that I could buy that would be compatible?

It was recommended to use MB{censored} to install the 3rd Party SATA driver, which I did to no avail. However, when looking in the system profiler/system report, the card actually does show up as JMicron JMB363 AHCI now, with a 3 GB/s speed. Just no drives showing up in OSX. Here's a pic of the SATA section of system report:

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Thanks a lot

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At times it seems to work and other times not. At the moment it is showing up and they're working. I still have not confirmed if it's reliably there or not. I ordered another card, a SATA III 2 Internal 6Gbps Ports PCI-e Card, ASM1061 Chipset, because it was recommended by some people over on {censored}, but not sure if it will be necessary now if this Rosewill is working...I will continue to test.

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