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Item#: N82E16815124023

SYBA SY-VIA-150R PCI SATA / IDE Combo RAID Controller Card

  • RAID 0,1,0+1 JBOD
  • 2 x SATA 150 + 1 x ATA 133 Internal Connectors
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Suffering RAID envy after seeing the blinding speeds your friend’s computer moves at, but don't want to spend a fortune getting one of your own? Envy no more! The SYBA SY-VIA-150R gives you the ability without the price. Connect two SATA hard drives and let the card do the rest. For added benefit, a single ATA hard drive can also be supported. For pocket change, this card will give you the speed and security you want.

  • newegg Serial ATA with RAID The Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s interface provides scalable performance for storage devices. SATA technology enables easy-to-install, high-performance and low-power hard drives. Two SATA ports support RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD for better performance and enhanced data security.
  • newegg Ultra ATA 133 (IDE) Support The SYBA SY-VIA-150R is compliant with ATA 133 (IDE) to provide up to 133MB/s bandwidth and the ability to add two IDE hard disk drives.
  • newegg PCI Interface The SYBA SY-VIA-150R 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 SY-VIA-150R

Model

Brand
SYBA
Model
SY-VIA-150R

Specifications

Type
SATA / IDE
Internal Connectors
2 x SATA 150 + 1 x ATA 133
Interface
PCI
RAID
RAID 0,1,0+1 JBOD
Operating Systems Supported
MS Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP

Features

Features
Only SATA supports RAID
2/1/0, and PIO mode 4/3/2/1/0
Supports PCI Plug and Play
PCI interrupt sharing and coexists with main board IDE controller
4 KB to 64 KB striping block size support
Supports ATA 133 high performance hard disk drives.
Supports IDE bus master operation
Supports hard disk drive larger than 137 GB (48-bits LBA)
Supports Ultra DMA mode 6/5/4/3/2/1/0, DMA mode

Packaging

Package Contents
SY-VIA-150R
SATA Raid Driver & Manual
Serial-ATA cable

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Katherine W.
  • 2/12/2014 4:04:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRaid Card Doesn't Work

Pros: This card looks good. It plugs in easily.

Cons: Don't buy this card. I never could get this card to work. Once when the electricity went off, it showed up in my Bios, but I still couldn't get it to work. You know this card was supposed to make my life more simple, but since it never worked, it didn't help me out at all. So much for using it to supply extra SATA ports for either my CD/DVD drives or my extra hard drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Perhaps the card was not installed properly.

Please check that the card is seated into the PCI slot properly.

Also ensure that the drivers have been installed. You may need to manually install the drivers if the card does not function properly.

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

Please feel free to contact us @ sybausa.com if you require further assistance.

Regards SYBA CST 02242014

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  • Daniel P.
  • 7/11/2012 1:39:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted

Pros: Excellent for attaching IDE or sata drives to a PC that has run out of available ports. I attached an IDE HD to a modern sata based PC. It worked very well for several months.

Cons: It only lasted 4 months.

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  • Brandon S.
  • 9/5/2011 1:35:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great for Dell Dimension 2400s

Pros: We have 3 Dell Dimension 2400s here at home and I figured it was time to upgrade them. I wanted SATA drives in these babies so I gave these cards a go. For under 20 bucks they work pretty darn good! I have no trouble out of the cards what so ever. They boot just fine and my primary windows C: partition is on them.

Cons: Had to install the cards drivers with windows setup as POST Windows setup couldn't detect the card for booting windows to install the drivers in other words, I had to install it with windows vs installing it on an already installed windows. Driver installation during Windows setup can be a pain and requires you to search the mini-cd that comes with the card to find the proper drivers and place them on at least a Floppy Drive or USB stick to install drivers during setup.

Instruction manual could stand to be more descriptive on steps needed to get card working.

Other Thoughts: Dell 2400's might be old school, but they still have function. Keyboard error reporting had to be turned off in dell bios due to it causing windows to load up slower. I don't use the RAID function just SATA. Remember to press F6 during windows setup so that you can install the drivers during setup.

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  • Salvatore T.
  • 4/7/2011 4:23:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsUpdate from last Review

Pros: Used this in a server for about a week alone and decided to add another controller. OOPPPPSS -

Works all by itself in the NT4 server - sort of-
Does give an error every so often that is recoverable.

Cons: Does not share other SATA cards or IDE controllers at all.
Causes crashes continually. I notified the manufacturer and was told not to use it with other cards.That is pure arrogance (your may substitute other explicit words) to expect end users not to use other peripherals when they use your product.
The software is poorly written and not supported at all as experienced by its performance.

This is the third card I purchased from NEWEGG that does not work with other controllers from other manufactures.

As I stated before- I do not blame Newegg'sfor this problem- It is the manufacturer not stating the limits or true specifications of the cards just to make a sale. Deceptive marketing at its best. Especially at the cost of the end user.

Other Thoughts: If I were Newegg- I would insure that the specifications are met and insure accountability to the manufacturer.

The sweetness of a cheap price is soon forgotten after the bitterness of poor quality remains.

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  • Salvatore T.
  • 3/16/2011 12:26:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with older NT-OS and MB

Pros: It is on e of the very few if any that actually work with NT4.0sp6.
Yeh-da da da - We have several NT4.o servers and a many licenses that upgrading is out of the question at this time. I tried many of the Sil3114 that stated they work with NT4 but actually do not support it.

Via to date is the only chip set that appears to work fine.
There is a level of knowledge with a variety of MB's that will cause grief to those trying to make this work. - Windows changed its I/O format over the years from W95-98-NT-2K(WDM) WinXP- Win7 etc. I am sure they will change again soon.

Even Linux has now changed with RHEL-5-6.
The problems I read about are the same sequence the PCI-IDE controller cards had that are now resolved. It is now SATA's controller cards turn to enter the trial and error arena.

Works fine on my 10 year old dual PIII motherboard (no tin whiskers allowed).

Cons: Non so far.

Unfortunately it took several purchases of 2 and 4 port PCI to SATA cards to get this far.

Other Thoughts: Would like to have a 4 port card that actually works.

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  • William V.
  • 3/12/2011 5:31:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsSlowed system down drastically

Pros: -Worked with windows x64 without needing to install drivers, Windows saw raid array automatically
-Raid BIOS was really easy to set up

Cons: -Used HD tune Pro and test speeds were 8-9MB/sec using 2 500GB WD Caviar Blue Hdd's, another newegg user mentioned this problem
-HD Tune Pro on single non raid WD 500GB hdd = 74MB/ sec average
-Boot time was terrible, CPU utilization was almost always near the maximum limit

Other Thoughts: It did in fact create a raid 1 array but the performance was terrible. It is cheap and good for learning.

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  • Chris P.
  • 11/26/2010 6:01:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEpic Fail, sorry syba

Pros: Attractive price, VIA chip, mirror RAID which is all I really needed, seemed like might be a solid card for 2 SATA raid drives.

Cons: Wasted 3 solid weeks off-on troubleshooting this card, even RMA'd one to syba because I was convinced there was a hardware issue with the card this after a long drawn out testing period, which pushed me over 30 days out :( Sad conclusion is it's junk. 8-9 mb/sec is max data rate on SATA connected devices (w/non raid mode), PATA are 50ish ...what gives right!@!@. Tested on Windows XP and Windows 7, both fail... usb is faster, even pictures take ages to load over SATA. Tried on 4 different computers even, all have very low data rates. EPIC FAIL

Other Thoughts: EPIC FAIL. Waste of $, something bad is up with these cards.

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  • Steven A.
  • 10/3/2010 11:10:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsused for xbox flash

Pros: I used this to flash my Xbox 360's Samsung MS28 dvd drive. Windows 7 64-bit. No problems.

Cons: No cons I can think of. Worked for what I needed it to.

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  • David G.
  • 8/18/2010 10:32:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs150mb/second. You wish.

Pros: Auto detects immediately with windows 7 64 bit. Will detect 1tb drives. That is all for pros.

Cons: Obsolete. I set up raid 0 with 2 1tb wester digital 32mb drives with 64 stripe. Witch gave me individually about 110 mb reads and writes on 3.0 sata conector. In hope to expand my connectivity thinking in should give about 80 to 100 mb per second. And the speed dropped to 50mb. 50.

Other Thoughts: Its good for very old systems. Like p3 and p4 to connect two ide drives that you have hanging around and maybe an old satas drives. Its not for performance. Basically it obsolete.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing our Syba products. We are sorry to hear that the product has stop functioning as it should be. Please refer to our reviews. The 150mb/second is the burst rate. It only last for a few seconds after that it will provide a steady tranfer rate of up to 50mb-second We always try to provide the most reliable products to our customers and all products come with at least 3-year warranty. So please don't hesitate to contact us at support@sybausa.com for replacement or question.

Regards,
Syba Customer Service KN 081910

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  • Jim C.
  • 6/26/2010 12:45:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTrying to flash ms28-xbox 360

Pros: It was picked up by my motherboard...

Cons: COMPLETE GARBAGE! I did not recieve a SYBA card i recieved a IOCREST. The drivers that came with the card you have to navigate through the disk and find the correct set. JungleFlasher, Iprep and Xtreme bootmaker pick up the card but they don't pick up my ms28.

Other Thoughts: Ive spent a good 3 days of trial and error trying to get this card to detect my ms28. IOCREST has no customer service as well. Overall i would NEVER recommend this card to anyone.

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