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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

Pros:
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.
Cons:
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.
Other:
Bottomline:
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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