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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

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.
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.
Would have been nice if it included an e-sata port.
I'm definitely not happy with the build quality, but it's getting the job done.


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