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SYBA SY-ATA8212-2R PCI IDE Controller Card

  • 2-channel Ultra ATA/133 IDE Internal Connectors
  • Maximum data transfer rate: 133MB/sec
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Model

Brand
SYBA
Model
SY-ATA8212-2R

Specifications

Type
IDE
Internal Connectors
2-channel Ultra ATA/133 IDE
Interface
PCI
Transfer Rate
Maximum data transfer rate: 133MB/sec
Operating Systems Supported
MS Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/NT 4.0, Linux

Features

Features
PCI Specification Revision 2.2 compliant
ATA/ATAPI-6, UDMA6 ATA/133 compliant
Automatic performance tuning for each device attached
Fully backwards compatible with Ultra ATA/100, Ultra ATA/66, Ultra ATA/33, EIDE/Fast ATA-2, IDE and ATAPI devices
2-channel IDE interface supporting 4 IDE devices, co-exist with on-board IDE interface

Supported devices: Hard Drives

System Requirement:
PC computer with one 32-bit PCI slot, IDE device
MS Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/NT 4.0, Linux

Software RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 function
Automatic performance tuning for each device attached

Packaging

Package Contents
SY-ATA8212-2R
User Guide
Driver Disk
IDE/PATA Cable

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 1/17/2009 9:31:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSYBA SY-ATA8212-2R PCI IDE Controller

Pros: - Cheap
- In theory, it would allow someone to extend the use of an old HDD on a modern board.

* Note: I installed and used this card on a system running Win Vista 64-bit, for those unsure of its vista support.
* System: (Hardware used before the card failed)
M/B: ASRock P43Twins1600
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2220 2.4GHz
RAM: 4x1GB(4GB) OCZ Platinum Revision 2 (4-4-4-15@1.9V)
GPU: XFX GeForce 8600GT STD
PSU: Turbo Link 450ATX-12V 450W (+12V @ 20A)
HDD: (Used with the card controller)
1) Seagate Barracuda 120GB IDE
2) Seagate Barracuda 80GB IDE
3) WD Caviar 40GB IDE
HDD: (Used with the onboard controller)
1) WD Caviar 160GB SATA II
2) WD Caviar 250GB SATA II
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Cons: * Background: Purchased to allow me to keep my old IDE HDD's while I upgraded my system to a newer setup at the beginning of August.

- On first install it seemed to have problems detecting HDD's, appeared to be the first connection (Blue connector/J1) on the card, but after re-inserting the IDE and Molex connectors on the HDD's and on the card the 2 HDD's on the connection were detected, but it would sometimes lose them if the cables were messed with, but since I don't normally mess with the inside of my case on a regular basis, I wouldn't return it for just that.

- Card worked fine up until November, then I started to have data transfer failures and files on the HDD's on the card would become corrupt. No driver updates or changes to the card were made to alter the performance, it should also be noted that the HDD's on the card would be used for data transfer for periods lasting over an hour, not really a valid excuse to fail, except when considering the price and manufacturer.

Other Thoughts: - Return Policy on this item seems to only be 30-days, the manufacturer doesn't seem to supply a return or repair policy, can't say for sure, didn’t really check in-depth, and never tried to contact the company.

- I do find the controversy over the CD/DVD Rom support kind of funny, when I bought the card there were plenty of signs that said it doesn't support CD/DVD ROMs, only HDD's, but after reading the reviews I did actually look at the back of the box and must say it’s kind of funny.
"[Devices Support]:
> Hard Drives, ATAPI CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CDS-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW, LS-120, MO, Tape and ZIP Devices

*Specifications may differ from chipsets"
I can only assume that the box is generic and is used with other versions.

- Card lasted for me about 3 months, then it became unreliable, I wanted to buy a new drive anyway so I took the opportunity to purchase a new 1TB HDD and went ahead and bought a new IDE Controller Card, the Rosewill RC-200 which newegg had on sell for $12.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/4/2009 11:52:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy this product!

Pros: None!

Cons: Right out of the box it did not work properley.
The product specifications as listed on the box and newegg.com were false. As stated on the back of the box in fine print " * specifications may differfrom chipsets" every specification on the box had a star. The product did not suport CD drives of any kind. This product is a complete waste of money. Do not buy this product.

Other Thoughts: Although the information on the newegg site was false as to the actual product specifications what was posted on the site and on the box were exact. Most likeley what has happened is both newegg and myself were misled by the fineprint on the back of the box.

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  • Vandee X.
  • 9/17/2008 2:13:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUseless

Pros: None

Cons: Worst ever, doesnt support my cd-dvd drives. Which i dont think it says anywhere in here that says it doesnt. waste of my money going to refund. only use for hard drive guys no cd or dvd drives. useless for me right now.

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  • Shane O.
  • 7/3/2008 12:26:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsNO reason for it not to work

Pros: Great Card, works in older machines

Cons: Didnt work on my gigabyte p965 DS3 but an old ultra 100 card worked fine, no clue what was wrong and why it didnt work. Put the card in and no screen no beeps and test card showed FF when i had this card in.

Other Thoughts: Good card didnt work in my machine but worked in all the others around had ttried it in about 4 other machines i had laying here

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/23/2008 9:25:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlug N Play

Pros: Not sure why it has so many bad reviews. I have no complaints, I love this card just works right out the box. I didn’t even have to install driver’s. I did a clean install of Windows Vista 32, easily set up two drives for raid 0.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Taken from the card website.

Supported devices
Hard Drives
Note: Do not support ATAPI devices on this raid card, such as: ATAPI CDROM, DVD ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, LS-120, MO, Tape and ZIP devices

This card should only be used for hard drives.

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  • Alan B.
  • 6/7/2008 9:06:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI bought a 2nd one

Pros: Works well as an add-on IDE controller (without using hardware RAID). I decided to buy a 2nd one to set up a software RAID-5 with 1 drive per channel. The card's BIOS allows you to disable RAID control, forcing it to work as a simple IDE controller.

Cons: Have not been able to update the firmware. Syba does not have firmware updates available for download and trying to use ITE update utilities locks up when it attempts to back up the existing firmware. As a result, I have two cards with two different firmware versions--not a big deal.

Other Thoughts: Inexpensive hardware for setting up a poor man's RAID-5. I haven't used the hardware RAID feature of these cards, so I cannot comment on its performance in that regard, but in my software setup, they work and perform very well.

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  • Jeffrey s.
  • 4/23/2008 1:20:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTHE WORST SUPPORT EVER!

Pros: newegg shipping and great service

Cons: there website is in chinese also there tech support is in chinese there manual doesnt help know one but the person who bulit this to see what the heck he did .....

Other Thoughts: make sure if you buy you'll have a good 3-5hours free cuz if not this will have you loosing weight in there bios ....got the hard drive part running but ide cr/dvd aint happening buddy

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  • Karen M.
  • 3/23/2008 6:52:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Buy

Pros: Came quick and Newegg was great for support

Cons: Arrived DOA and second one didn't even live up to its specs. Buying a different one from Newegg today. Hopefully that one will work.

Other Thoughts: My advice, pay 10 dollars more and get a better card from a better brand.

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  • Fikreta S.
  • 3/20/2008 10:26:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRead more reviews before you buy.

Pros: This is a great and affordable product, but for those who know what they are doing. Thanks to Newegg’s great service this idem along with my other stud came a day early.

Cons: Pain in the rear end. No ones money deserves this pain even if it's cheap.

Other Thoughts: TIP: Make sure that you install this card on your primary/master PCI slot in other words PCI01/PCI-01 see your motherboard manual to find out. On my main board it’s the one at the end of the motherboard at the bottom. Make sure you, at least have one Hard Drive connected before you install. If there are no Hard Drives in Device Manager there will be a quotation mark in ITE IT8212 ATA Raid Controller. You will need to install this manually using the Have Disc option in Add and Remove Hardware. Make sure you select Raid Controller that shows up as a question mark in Device Manager. On the CD there is a ITE folder that is where the right drivers are. Reboot you computer and it should work. Don’t forget to set the jumpers properly otherwise things will be slow.

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  • Steven C.
  • 3/17/2008 6:15:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Condition

Pros: Terrible products
it's broken when it just shipped

Cons: good service from newegg refund my money
waste 5 dollars for the shipping

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