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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good first impression

    posted by Hagaric on 04/02/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    This card "just worked" with Win 7 pro 64 bit. The card was recognised & installed as a VIA RAID Controller, a really rough quick test gave a transfer speed around 80 megabytes a second. It seems a little fat, as others have commented.
    Cons:
    Nothing really major that I can think of, usual terrible packaging & pointless cdrom.. I still don't know if you can use bo...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Best for that price

    posted by Haroldukas on 03/28/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    It works good. I needed to change the original IDE internal hdd to sata on my laptop Fujitsu Siemens S7010. With this PCMCIA card I made it. It's booting and doing everything what IDE drive did.
    Cons:
    It is not SATA2 device. The chip VIA VT6421A supports SATA2, but it runs at SATA1 speed (up to 150Mb/s)
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Good for the money

    posted by h34th on 03/23/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    - Does what it's supposed to - Very cheap - Nice to have the flexibility of a SATA port and and eSATA
    Cons:
    - Can be tricky to find the right drivers (try VIA Arena) - Card has out of spec thickness, making it a tight fit
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