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Item#: N82E16815104219

Koutech PSA150 PCI SATA Controller Card

  • RAID 0/1
  • 2 x SATA 150
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Learn more about the Koutech PSA150

Model

Brand
Koutech
Model
PSA150

Specifications

Type
SATA
Internal Connectors
2 x SATA 150
Interface
PCI
Transfer Rate
150MB/sec
RAID
RAID 0/1
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98SE/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/7 and Linux.

Features

Features
Dual Channel Serial ATA PCI Host Controller.

Dual independent DMA channels w/256 bytes FIFO per channel.

Supports PIO and DMA modes.

Supports hard disk drive size up to 1.5TB (1500GB) *Card's Bios version must be at least version 4.3.79.

ACPI: PCI Bus Power Management Specification 1.1 compliant

32-bit 33/66MHz PCI bus

PCI specification v2.2 compliant

Supports high performance Serial ATA devices; such as, hard disk drives, SATA enclosures, and other devices.

System Requirements:
PC with 64MB of RAM and 300MHz or faster processor.
One available PCI slot with PCI specification v2.1 or above.
Windows 98SE/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/7 or later, and Linux.

Packaging

Package Contents
One (1) Serial ATA PCI card
One (1) Serial ATA cable
SATA software driver CD with RAID software
User manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Bruce F.
  • 12/9/2013 3:52:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSeems OK but ...

Pros: Reasonably priced card that was instantly recognized. No driver install needed (Linux). I was using it to add a third SATA drive to my server.

Cons: Doesn't play nice with my SCSI card. It insists on being FIRST no matter which slot I put it in so I can't boot from the SCSI drive.

Other Thoughts: I would need to do some fancy footwork to make this work - but it could. Just need to put the boot partition on the first drive on this card and change grub menu accordingly.

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  • Tony H.
  • 8/27/2013 12:37:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPnP for Windows XP

Pros: Low price prompted me to get this one because I need just one SATAT port to hook up Pioneer Blue ray burner. XP recognized the
card right away.

Cons: Not that I know of.

Other Thoughts: Got it for ;low price to use it on old XP box. XP recgnized it and started working after system reboot. Drioving SATA Blue ray burner.

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  • Andrew O.
  • 7/23/2013 4:59:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInstalled and worked as expected

Pros: Low price, ease of installation, support for optical devices.

I received the card from Newegg very quickly, and as per the description and the reviews, it was a minimalist solution, having only the Windows drivers in the box on CD. I was surprised to find that an SATA cable was included, which made it much easier to connect the LG SATA DVD drive I had and an older WD 500 GB SATA hard drive.

It took me a while to figure out which BIOS setting on my PC would give me access to the BIOS setup on the card, but once that was done, everything checked out.

I'm using the card with Xubuntu Linux and had no problems setting the card as primary, booting off of a DVD and the drive, or having the drivers loaded automatically.

Cons: None

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  • michael m.
  • 12/28/2012 10:33:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWindows 8

Pros: Had this card on windows 7 pita to install the drivers
windows 8 had them installed from the word go

Cons: none now

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  • michael m.
  • 12/25/2012 8:52:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood for the price

Pros: price

Cons: driver install is not for the weak

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  • Eric J.
  • 3/11/2012 1:04:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: It works. Customer service with the company of this product was very helpful and very quick to answer my questions.

Cons: Wasn't as simple as plug n play. Had a lot of trouble at first getting the driver to install properly. Contacted support about my issues. Ended up being a windows error that was corrected later.

Other Thoughts: I don't have this in raid. My motherboard has 5 sata ports and 4 of them are used while the 5th one is defective. I needed one more sata port for my newest drive so I bought the cheapest solution I could get and am not regretting my purchase. It only works at SATA I speeds but on a regular mechanical hard drive you it performs just as fast as my other drives.

I have no plans to Raid yet. If I do I personally would buy a higher grade controller instead of using this. It only supports Raids 0/1. I personally would want Raid 5 when ever I feel liking moving to Raid.

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  • John B.
  • 2/22/2012 5:17:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great, easy install

Pros: It installed easy; just plugged it in, stuck in a drive and it worked.

Had it for a few months and no problems yet.

Cons: None

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  • Gwen S.
  • 11/10/2011 6:46:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks easily and well

Pros: I Emailed Koutech before purchasing the PSA150 to be sure it is compatible with my Caviar Green 1TB hard drive and with Windows 7 64-bit, and they returned my email the following day saying that there are no known issues. By doing that they earned my business. They also recommended that I install the raid drivers whether I plan to use RAID or not. (Good to know.)They were right, the card was compatible, easy to install, and bootable. I'm not using it as a RAID controller right now, but so far it has worked without a hiccup on drivers Windows Device Manager located online. I have not yet installed the RAID drivers from the installation disk...I may not.

Cons: The driver installation instructions are a bit sparse. A setup utility, if it is on the driver disk, is not obvious.

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  • Jake Y.
  • 10/30/2011 6:53:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks great in my Linux box

Pros: Cheap; no software to install; on-board utility intuitive for basic RAID constellations; does the job: tested it with creating a mirrored RAID 1, then booted the freshly mirrored HDD on its own.

Cons: Black: I wish it came in purple, with a yellow racing stripe; you have to rely on software indications of drive failure: the only warning of a broken array [removed drive] is a momentary screen in the boot process that warns you of a "critical state"... for 4000 ms. An on-board alarm for a broken array would be great for those of use using this in a server and won't have that warning at boot up. Also it took approx 7.5 hrs to mirror two 1TB drives. The Set-up utility has an option for 'online' (normal boot up and copying happens in the background) or 'offline' (sit and watch the cursor spin for 7.5 hrs) copying.

Other Thoughts: At this point I would buy another one. From Newegg as well...

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  • Scott H.
  • 8/24/2011 9:15:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to use

Pros: Very easy to use - plug and play setup. Work fine - no problems.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I bought this card for an old PC I've converted to a linux home server / backup server. I used the card to add a SATA hard drive to the machine so I can store and backup data from other PC's on my network. Works great.

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