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going right back to store - PC will not boot with card in.
Jason from Calgary, Alberta writes:
- doesn't work bracket doesn't fit
- Brought it home, plugged it in, booted PC; and hung at "Marvell 88SE91xx Adapter - BIOS Version 18.104.22.1683. Initializing..." (google it, common issue). PC will not boot. cannot access either PC or card bios Cannot boot to try to update drivers/firmware. Computer does not boot, regardless of what's connected or not connected to card. Can't really give strengths or weaknesses, as I can't use it. would rate a 0 if I could.
OK not great
Chris from Edmonton writes:
- Cheap, has an extra IDE port for legacy drives, speed is ok
- Doesn't play nice with either older Nvidia Chip Sets or Windows Server Essentials 2012 Couldn't get an Intel SSD (OS drive) to work.
- Bought this so I could cram some extra drives into my home server. Unfortunately it wouldn't load. Trying to find the website is a bit of a PITA and last time I googled it (March 23/2013) it didn't even come up in the first 10 pages. Was hoping there may be new drivers.
Param Lobana from Winnipeg writes:
- -Sata 6 Gb/s speeds are actually quite fast, my WD Green SATA III gives me an average 95 MB/s read speed. -Card is tiny, so does not block airflow -Easy insallation -RAID options available as well
- -Bracket is a little clumsy, would not fit perfectly -No SATA cables included
- Bought it to expand my Windows home server, and noticed significant speed when it came to streaming media on 5 of my machines at the same time. During the time of copy, the speeds for write were about 60-75 MB/s, quite impressive for a cheap card. Set it up for RAID Mirror with two drives, no problems so far. Recommended item.
Not good at all
Dave from Caogary writes:
- The bracket did not fit well, required bending to accommodate. Only one port would work reliably, will not buy again.
What i expected
Shawn from Edmonton writes:
- Stata III
Supports RAID 0 & 1
Packaging easy to open :)
Works Perfectly on Windows 7 64bit
- Only Two Stata Ports
Adds an extra "step" in the BIOS
The IDE feature is kind of useless for me