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SYBA SD-SATA150R PCI 2.2 SATA Controller Card

  • 2 x SATA 150 Internal Connectors
  • Up to 1.5Gb/s Transfer Rate
  • Silicon Image SIL 3512 host controller chip
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If you need extra SATA ports or RAID support through PCI interface, this card suits. Compatible with PCI specification revision 2.2, this controller card supports 66MHz PCI with 32-bit data. Dual independent DMA channels with 256KB FIFO per Serial-ATA channel provides transfer rate up to 1.5Gb/s on two SATA ports, RAID 0, 1 ready.

  • newegg SATA 1.5 Gb/s Compliant The SYBA SD-SATA150R features two SATA ports to support 1.5Gb/s data transfer rates for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg PCI Interface The SYBA SD-SATA150R features a PCI interface compliant with Plug-n-Play. Simply install the card into your PC's free PCI slot without powering down the system!

Learn more about the Syba SD-SATA150R




Internal Connectors
2 x SATA 150
PCI 2.2
Transfer Rate
Up to 1.5Gb/s
Operating Systems Supported
PC computer with one 32-bit PCI slot
MS Windows 98SE/Me/2000/Windows Server 2003/XP/NT 4.0/Vista/7/ Linux


PCI Specification Revision 2.2 compliant

Silicon Image SIL 3512 host controller chip

Support 66 Mhz PCI with 32-bit data

Compliant with programming interface for Bus Master IDE Controller, Rev1.0

Support programmable and EEPROM, FLASH & EPROM loadable PCI class mode

Integrated SATA Transport, Link Logic & PHY layer

48-bit sector addressing

Virtual DMA

Serial ATA Specification Revision 1.0 compliant

Dual independent DMA channels with 256KB FIFO per Serial-ATA channel, transfer rate up to 1.5Gb/s.


Package Contents
SIL3512 PCI 2-ch Serial-ATA controller card
Serial-ATA cable x 1
Software driver & Utility disc x 1
User's manual

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Jon H.
  • 9/20/2014 8:29:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsworthless

Pros: cheap

Cons: Doesn't work
There is minimal documentation with this card or on the web site. When trying to create a RAID the setup utility hangs with a power cycle the only way out.

Other Thoughts: Even for free, this card is too expensive

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Please make sure you navigate to the correct website for the documentation of this card.

Our tech support team is more than happy to provide any information you may need when installing a device.

You may also find any additional information on our website.

Thank you for purchasing one of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback.

-Regards SYBA CST 09262014

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  • Saran N.
  • 7/10/2014 7:33:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well on Linux

Pros: Cheap, works on linux, good for NAS.

Cons: A bit slow.

Other Thoughts: Linux 3.14 picked up the card and the 2 3TB HDDs connected to it. I use it as JBOD, not Raid. Also worked with SSD.

Measured Speed - 110 MB/s in total (55 MB/s on each SATA port) with PCI Latency Timer at 128. If only one HDD is used, I get 90 MB/s. (The HDDs are 7200 RPM Toshibas which give me higher read/write on mobo SATA 3.0 ports; so they're not the bottleneck).

Advertised speed - PCI maxes out at 266 MB/s (32-bit at 66 MHz) and each SATA 150 port at 192 MB/s. Even with 8/10 encoding overhead or whatever they use, I expected at least 100 MB/s on each SATA port. -1 egg for that. Also, I've only had it for 1 day - dunno about longevity.

Good, inexpensive SATA PCI card. Sufficient for NAS if you don't care about speed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/27/2014 9:09:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsplug and play for windows 8

Pros: Despite what i read in some of the reviews, i had no problems getting this to work with windows 8 on my old q6600. My motherboard on this rig has seen better days, and over the years, one of my sata plugs finally died. Without even needing to install software or go through any of the other steps, Windows instantly recognized this pci card and it worked like a charm to breathe a little more life into my old machine. It runs my dvdrw drive just fine and there has been no noticable difference for read/write speeds that i have seen thus far. if you need more sata portd and want something cheap and simple, this should do the trick. Highly recommended

Cons: havent found any yet

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  • Javier L.
  • 4/16/2014 3:22:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuick & easy install, runs fine.

Pros: - Easy to install
- Cheap
- Allows for 2 more SATA ports
- Transfer rate is around 70 mb/a
- Sees drives over 2.2 TB
- Makes use of those old PCI slots
- RAID 0 or 1

I bought this originally just to have 2 extra sata ports on my system, but when I got a 3tb internal drive that my legacy bios mobo could not see it beyond 756gb, this drive saved it.

Plugged it in and windows recognized it and downloaded the drivers automatically from Windows Update. No need to use the confusing CD. Speeds are around 70mb/s.

Cons: - Drivers cd is confusing and clustered
- Cheap SATA cable
- Poor documentation.

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  • Aaron W.
  • 8/20/2013 7:53:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPITA

Pros: I guess it does what it is supposed to do

Cons: Tricky PITA.
Part of the cable connector broke but still functions.
Only one SATA cable!
Don't forget to buy SATA cables and Molex -> SATA power adapters!

Other Thoughts: I bought this card to modernize a Dell Dimension 4550 with a dead hard drive. The goal of the project is to make it a simple file and print server for an office. I purchased 2 Toshiba 2TB Hard Drives to go along with this.

A simple install, so what could go wrong?

At the start, this card simply did not work. I put it in a spare PCI slot in the Dell and I was getting a "Plug and Play Configuration Error" in the bios. I thought maybe the card was DOA, so I tried it in a more modern PC. It was recognized by that BIOS, so the card was obviously not DOA.

I Googled a bit and found that some people have had success using different PCI slots in the older Dells. I removed the 56k Modem and the Soundblaster card and tried all the PCI slots. I found one that worked and did not get the PnP errors any longer in the Dell.

Now once the BIOS loaded, this card would get stuck at "Press F4 to enter RAID utility." I don't know why, but it would not recognize the 2TB hard drives. I ended up putting the card back into the more modern PC and updating the BIOS on the Syba card. I apparently downloaded the wrong BIOS file, and this now became a Silicon Image SATA controller, no RAID (Which is fine, ubuntu has software raid). ** MAKE SURE TO USE THE E-PAD BIOS ** It would recognize my SATA DVD burner, but not these drives. I Googled some more, some of these SATA cards have problems with the new SATA II and III standards, so I made some makeshift jumpers out of desoldering wick.

A bit more of monkeying around between the two computers and finally got this thing up and running.

Ubuntu Server is now installing on the Dell 4550 with a software raid set up.

Like most computer projects, make sure to have a spare, working, relatively modern Windows PC to help troubleshoot.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Our technical support team is available to help 9am-5pm M-F. Feel free to contact us during those business hours.

We are more than happy to provide all of our customers with a prompt exchange whenever a product becomes defective.

Note that all our cards have a 3 year manufactuerer's warranty for a new replacement.

SYBA offers an online RMA form, the user can easily fill out the form and submit it for a quick RMA return and exchange. It is SYBA's policy to answer all customer inquiries within 24 hours (M-F)

Thank you for leaving us your valuable feedback.

Regards, SYBA CST 08212013

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  • Robert C.
  • 5/28/2013 10:19:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well.

Pros: Does what it's supposed to. Easy to flash. Great way to add a hard drive to the system when I ran out of connections on the motherboard.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This card fit the bill for what I needed at a good price.

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  • Gary J.
  • 5/23/2013 9:21:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great! Great Value!

Pros: Worked great to find an sata hard drive I added as a slave.

Cons: Instructions should say that you should install the drivers off the CD First before you install in PCI

Other Thoughts: Note: Install the drivers off the CD before installing in a pci slot. Otherwise you will get a screen stating that you have an unrecognized pci device.

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  • Chris W.
  • 3/15/2013 9:28:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival

Pros: None

Cons: DOA

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Our products being DOA is unacceptable. However, there might be something you have have overlooked.

Please contact us before you conclude that the product is DOA.

Our technical support team is available to help 9am-5pm M-F. Feel free to contact us during those business hours at

We apologize for any issues that you are having. As you know we are more than happy to provide our customers with a hassle free exchange when a product is defective.

Thank you for purchasing one of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback. We value all positive and negative feedback.

Regards, SYBA CST 03152013

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  • Curtis C.
  • 3/5/2013 12:12:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes what is is supposed to

Pros: Purchased for my Intel based core i7 system to add a couple of additional SATA ports. I had my motherboard's sata ports filled and wanted to add another HDD for storage. I installed this card and plugged in my two optical drives, which opened up 2 onboard sata ports for HDD's. Great for optical drives which do not need a super fast transfer speed of HDD's. Not using RAID functions.

Cons: BIOS detected card just fine, but Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit opsys didn't! Installing driver was a manual clumsy procedure! Plowing through a generic driver CD to find the right driver was irritating to say the least! Luckily, I hit upon the right driver and windows then saw the card and the optical drives plugged into it.

Other Thoughts: So far so good, it's working. I read that there is a NON RAID driver that could be installed if not going to use that feature, but I don't know how to find or install it. Because there is a RAID driver, my bootup time has slowed due to the user input prompt during BIOS sequence to enter RAID config. Grrrr.

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  • Jon V.
  • 1/27/2013 2:15:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than I thought (Updated Review)

Pros: I apologize for making yet another review - I just had to add this I just discovered. I was worried this card would not find a new 1 TB WD hard drive that had a 64mb buffer - I usually buy 32mb drives. But it found the drive immediately once I popped it in. I like that they gave me even a cheezy SATA cable, so I didn';t have to drive down to the computer store once again. I wish they'd include a SATA power cable though. But none of this changes my opinion, these are great cards, better than ones I've spent more money on.

The Original machine I was adding this to was an Old Dell Dimention in the short tower - But it was a dead box - So I added it to an old Athlon box I had, and it showed me the drive instantly. This box was even older than the Dell box I was going to use. All in All, these cards are the best and cheapest solution for old MBs that have no bootable Sata. I've heard about so many users who have not been able to get their drives seen, I don't understand it - Because I've used WD's, Seagates, Samsungs, and even Maxtors and 've never had any trouble in the past or recently. I hope these users can figure out why this happens, because I have yet to have it happen to me- It if does, we'll need to know why.

I've used these for Windows 2000/XP/Vista and 7, and several versions of Ubuntu - And one particular version of OSx86. I've never tried any of these in a MAC, don't know if they will work in my G4 towers.

Cons: It's only SATA 1, but 1.5 is plenty for those old boards these are usually used to add SATA fucntion to. It only has 1 Internal sata slot, again, not a problem, I do like to use external SATA drives.

I've tried dozens of SATA add on cards, some VIA, some SiL, and all of the ones that work best are all SiL and this company, Syba, offers them for a very reasonable price. So my Cons are not that important, no SATA Power cable, Cheap Data connector. But as far as being able to set it up and go, thiese are the easisst cards.

Other Thoughts: I've read through all of the reviews where these cards did not work for one reason or other. Maybe the first few times I bought a Sata Add On card like this, I did have trouble with detection. This was usually all about the buffer size, as the manufacturers have been increasing this over the years. One of the first times I ever bought a SATA drive, it did not work on the motherboard, back then they used Promise Raid Controllers or Via Chipsets, and I have had those kinds of controllers always act picky with the drives they are able to see. But in recent years, it seems that the drive manufacturers and the controller manufacturers have some to some agreement on backward, and forward compatibility. If this is a trend, there the manufacturers are anticipating the needs of the users, then it is a good trend and I'd like to see it continue. As long as these cards are being made, I will always have uses for them- I never really use these to add more Sata slots, most new boards have at least six. If my purposes cannot be served with 6 Sata slots, then I'll just have to built more systems. For now, I appreciate that these are being made, they are always there when I need them.

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