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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Works the way its supposed to – Silicon Image 4-Port SATA PCI Expansion Card Reviews

posted by sunnyl on 07/03/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Very cheap for 4 SATA ports! I've got shops selling this with 2 ports for twice the price. Team this up with the SATA data and power cables on DX and you're on your way to setting up yourself a cheap file server from an old computer.
As others have noticed, one of the PCI card's "gaps" are too small to fit into a PCI slot. I had to file it to make the gap bigger.
Dirt cheap and does exactly what its supposed to. I'm using this in Ubuntu 8.04 (non RAID) with two 500GB Samsung drives. Worked out of the box without any changes.


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