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VANTEC 2-Port SATA 150 PCI Host Card w/RAID Model UGT-ST220R

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  • 150 MB/s Data Transfer Rate
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Model

Brand
VANTEC
Model
UGT-ST220R

Spec

Type
PCI to SATA Card
Internal Ports
2 x SATA
Data Transfer Rate
150 MB/s

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

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Warranty

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


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  • R M.
  • 1/30/2014 11:16:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsInstall Tip for Windows XP

Pros: Adds 2 x SATA ports to older motherboards that don't have SATA.

Enables use of an SSD on older systems. See Other Thoughts below.

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: If you want to connect a SATA hard drive or SSD to this card and install Windows XP on it, here's a tip. When the Windows install disk spins up and starts to load files look for an option to load drivers. It may say "Press F8 to Load Drivers" or similar. At this time remove the Windows install disk and insert the Vantec Driver Disk, load the drivers which enable this add-on SATA card to work, then remove the driver disk, re-insert the Windows install disk and continue installing Windows. When the install program asks where you want to install Windows select the drive connected to this Vantec card.

Is it worth using an SSD with an add-on card like this Vantec? If you want to keep the old-ish computer and get significantly faster performance from it then the answer is definitely YES. Here's why. There are main reasons an SSD will speed up performance. First, the SSD can locate all files stored on it much quicker than any regular spinning hard drive can. (This is called "low latency".) So it finds the files lightning fast! Secondly, most of the files needed to start Windows and load programs, internet browser, games, etc. are very, very small size files. An SSD loads all those small files about ten times faster than a regular spinning hard drive. (This is called 4kb Random Read speed). Although the maximum speed of this Vantec add-on card is limited for large size files, it still allows fast performance on those small size files. The result is a solid performance boost for older systems.

There may be other limitations to performance. For Windows XP, be sure you have at least 768MB of RAM memory or more. Try to limit the number of things that load when you start up Windows. Remove temporary files and junk files once a month or more with something like CCleaner.

Windows XP lacks the ability to automatically tune-up your SSD, but certain brands of SSD offer a free, downlaodable "toolkit" which helps you tune up and optimise the SSD. Intel and Samsung spring to mind.

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  • Peter P.
  • 10/28/2012 2:17:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSaved my ship

Pros: very low profile, so it would fit a few of my PC's came with data cables and driver on CD. PCI card for a pretty much obsolete bus.

Cons: no power cable included, being new to SATA duh, I didn't know about it. Had some conflicts with the scsi controller in my XW5000. Bios cannot be shut off. (-1 egg for that) The card is several years old, but that actually was a + for me.

Other Thoughts: I got this whole setup going and my scsi boot drive cloned with tru image right before the boot drive motor went out. I crossed my fingers set the card to boot and blamo!..xp came up and the day was saved. Nice price, expands storage options for older ide/scsi based PC's. I go with this again since the price was extremely right.

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  • Sean R.
  • 8/5/2012 7:03:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what its supposed to

Pros: No Software needed. and does what it says, great speeds as well, so on a 7200 RPM dive it will not be the bottlenecking factor.

Cons: Adds a few seconds to the bios lode time, wish you could disable that but not worth an egg

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  • Zack C.
  • 6/16/2012 3:33:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to install. Windows 7 found and installed drivers for it with no problem, didn't even need to take the CD out of the envelope.

Cons: Haven't had any issues with it so far.

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  • Steven O.
  • 10/28/2011 6:12:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I installed this into this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128452

Now I can connect a total of 6 Sata drives.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I have been running FreeNAS 8 with a RaidZ2 across 6 drives.

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  • Curtis L.
  • 4/9/2011 2:37:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHandles What I Want It To After Some Adjustments!

Pros: Great card for adding additional sata ports to legacy motherboards.

Cons: None once I got the OS installed...explanation below.

Other Thoughts: The OS, (XP 32bit), would not install using a sata drive hooked up this card beyond formating the HD because the drivers for this card weren't present on the OS disc. I made 2 attempts...got a stop error. I have an old HP 9300series cd-rw ide drive that I hooked up to the board, installed the OS, popped in this card and installed the drivers for it. Hooked up 2 optical sata drives to it and all is well. So take note: if you have an older motherboard you might have to take the route I did to get everything up and running.

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