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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 1
  • Ease Of Use: 2
  • Usefulness: 5
Silicon Image 4-Port SATA PCI Expansion Card – Silicon Image 4-Port SATA PCI Expansion Card Reviews

posted by XtraChewy on 06/13/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
It does it's supposed to do. Can't comment on the RAID features because I only have one 640GB hard drive hooked up. Not having any problems with it and performs at comparable speeds to the built in SATA on my motherboard.
Cons:
It was VERY difficult to plug this into the PCI slot. My card seemed to be a bit too thick at one end so I had to force it into the PCI slot, but it still doesn't fit all the way in and the gold connections are still sticking out a bit (even though it's not fully plugged in, it's operating the way it should be). This is not a fault of my motherboard.
Other:
Would have been nice if it included an e-sata port.
Bottomline:
I'm definitely not happy with the build quality, but it's getting the job done.

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