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  • posted byHavlis on 02/16/2014

    Works very well on Win Xp, also on RedHat Linux. I am using it as software raid with 4x 500GB. It comes very good packaged. I am using it only as regular sata, no card raid. Raid functionality was not tested. Card fit very well in PCI slot. I am not using shipped drivers. I used Sil 3114 drivers downloaded from web. Really none. It should by 8 ports.... Read more

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  • posted bydvmalina on 10/05/2013

    Well-known Silicon Image 3114 chip. Both Windows and Linux work right out from the box. No hassle with looking for a driver. CD with the drivers is included to shipment, if the Windows can not find the proper one. Contains EEPROM, that the BIOS can be upgraded with the utility from SIL website. Shipped with the latest RAID bios. Updating to the last ... Read more

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  • posted byVizsuall on 07/30/2013

    Because I need more than two extra SATA ports in my computer so I bougth this card. The card slides perfectly in de PCI slot and sits very tight. Under XP it is very easy to install the driver with the deliverd CD. It is almost plug-and-play. Because I only have some optical drives attached I do not know the speed, but that is not so important for me.... Read more

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  • posted bymysjkin on 07/24/2013

    Works straight out of the box with my debian / kernel 3.2.0 amd64 machine. Comes with two sata cables. Unbeatable price. The sata cables are the shortest I've ever seen, not usable in my server box (luckily I had some longer spares) Not Pci-e. Hope it will turn out to be stable - so far it has only been running for a few hours. If there was a 4 (internal)... Read more

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  • posted byjtrosario on 12/18/2012

    This controller card can be made to work with Windows 7 if you have the right drivers. And they do exist. I was then able to install Windows 7 as a new install onto a new SSD connected to this Silicon Image 4-Port PCI Expansion Card, also known as Silicon Image 3114. It only comes with drivers for Windows operating systems up to Windows XP, as well ... Read more

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  • posted byghostDancer on 11/24/2012

    Good price works flawlessly on a Debian GNU/Linux, if you have to add SATA ports to your computer and you use the Penguin OS run like hell from VIA chipsets, all kind of problems, but with Sil chipsets never have any. Everything working perfectly till now. Haven't tried the RAID options but from what i have seen in others you should have no problem.... Read more

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  • posted bylyangsuper on 09/05/2012

    - Easy to install and use - contains two SATA cables, about 50 cm long - drivers are included - supports raid functionality - very cheap for a 4-port card - recognized my 2 TB drives without problems out of the box, 3 TB are not support as far as I know. - pci is really too slow for four harddisks, it works but don't expect stellar performance Most ... Read more

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  • posted bysangram on 08/18/2012

    Worked out of the box with Windows 7 using the driver CD. Windows automatically discovered an update and installed it. Works perfectly with 2TB drives in the newer shipped cards. Needs no external power connector. Cheeeeeeap! SATA ports are a slight struggle to understand because of the open design. Overall speed is limited to 133 MB/s of the PCI slot.... Read more

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  • posted byEdreams on 02/06/2012

    Pretty good, not the fastest card, but is great when you LVM stripe drives on Linux The connectors to the SATA are fragile, they are also not mounted well and can bend. One drop of ethyl cyanoacrylate (super glue) to the back side of each fixes the issue. Would have been better if the mounting of the SATA ports were a bit more robust. In order to use ... Read more

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  • posted bystudent69 on 03/01/2011

    I have been using 4 of these cards in a linux server for over a year now and they have performed flawlessly. I had to upgrade the firmware one at a time to begin with but once upgraded they accepted all kinds of drives. I did have an issue with one Seagate drive that was causing a kernel panic but that turned out to be the Seagate drive itself and a ... Read more

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