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SYBA SD-VIA-1A2S VIA PCI SATA 1.5G / IDE ATA 133 Combo Controller Card / Supports Raid 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD, non-RAID mode

  • RAID 0,1,0+1 JBOD
  • 2 x SATA 150 + 1 x ATA 133 Internal Connectors
  • Up to 133MB/s
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Learn more about the Syba SD-VIA-1A2S

Model

Brand
SYBA
Model
SD-VIA-1A2S

Specifications

Type
SATA / IDE
Internal Connectors
2 x SATA 150 + 1 x ATA 133
Interface
PCI
Transfer Rate
Up to 133MB/s
RAID
RAID 0,1,0+1 JBOD
Operating Systems Supported
Support Windows98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server/XP 64-bit,Vista 32/64-bit, Win7 32/64-bit, Linux

Features

Features
Chipset: VIA VT6421A

PCI 32-bit 33MHz interface.

Compliant with PCI specification 2.2.

Support PCI Bus-Master access.

Fully Plug & Play compatible.

Totally software transparent with PATA & SATA.

Parallel ATA interface.

Support Ultra DMA Mode Transfer up to Mode 6 Timing.

48-bit LBA Mode for Connecting HDD More Than 137GByte.

Support PIO Mode 4, 2, 1.

Support up to 2-PATA Hard Disk.

Support Serial ATA 1.0 Specification.

Support up to 2-SATA Hard Disk.

Packaging

Package Contents
Ultra PATA + SATA Card
CD Driver
User manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
Lifetime limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Janis H.
  • 11/10/2014 12:41:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsstrange problems

Pros: SATA ports worked when I tried them. It *did* boot from CDROM in legacy mode on the UEFI mobo and even says CDROM on the boot ROM screen by the firmware version even though SYBA says CDROM boot is not supported. IDE CDROMs worked some of the time, on some discs.

Cons: I got this specifically to squeeze the last life out of a pair of ATAPI DVD burners using a single IDE cable (the Gigabyte H81M-HD3 has no IDE but PCI), and it almost worked out. But the first sign of trouble was when trying to copy an audio CD, I found the drive would fail to find the disc and even Explorer would hang up the [My] Computer window trying to read and update its icons for the drives. If there was an audio disc in when the boot ROM was detecting media, it would stall for many seconds before the UEFI could even start reading hard disks. Other kinds of discs worked, especially DVDs. The SYBA support tech suggested PCI is too old & slow a bus for this task (even though PCI IDE adapters & RAID cards are older than DDR, PCI isn't magically getting slower, and SYBA specifically designed and marketed a card for the purpose) and the SYBA forum had nothing to say for months. Recently I attempted to burn a Linux ISO to a blank 700M CD but something in this failing configuration kept Nero Express from even getting to the point where it would show a window, and Infracorder and ImgBurn threw errors while trying to find burners as well. I just replaced it with a pair of IDE-SATA adapters and all the problems evaporated. I seriously considered doing that in the first place and I'm rather sorry I didn't, because the 10-15 USD difference would have cost me a little educational experience but saved a ton of frustration.

Other Thoughts: I can't remember a drive choking specifically on audio discs or a controller being able to make it do so, before this. It's bizarre. I thought about downgrading the ROM to something that matched the chip but the flash utility couldn't find the card. I wondered if it needed to be put into an older PC but never tried it because I wanted to not get further in. It might have been alright to just keep audio discs away from the machine but then Windows started spontaneously stalling on a Vista-like boot screen for minutes at a time instead of just booting in 20 seconds like usual, but only a few times before I decided the card had to go. If that happens again now that the card is out I will be very surprised and make a note here (if I even can).

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for your dissatisfaction with the quality of this controller card.

The PCI bus is perfectly fine for this type of transfer without many problems.

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

product becomes defective.

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

-Regards SYBA CST11252014

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  • Michael L.
  • 7/26/2014 12:22:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

Pros: It didn't catch on fire?

Cons: Cannot use *ANY* hard drive manufactures utils - drives detected as SCSI, not sata. Horrible copy speeds - copying from 2 drives it took 10, yes, thats right TEN MINUTES to copy 1gb. Lost $20 because its going to cost too much to return

Other Thoughts: Tried every combination..swapping pci slots, drivers from VIA, drivers from SYBA's site...all useless bloated garbage raid tools and drivers.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

For this controller card's chipset, no utilities are needed to manage the RAID.

Configuration is managed in the BIOS screen when pressing ctrl+m on POST.

Transfer speed has many dependencies such as the hard drives, PCI bus bandwidth, controller card, and drivers.

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

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

Regards, SYBA PST 08182014

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  • David T.
  • 7/23/2014 12:36:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: So cheap, works perfectly!

Cons: None

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  • BRUCE D.
  • 7/10/2014 5:00:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUPDATE REVIEW

Pros: WORKS AFTER RESETTING BOOT ORDER IN BIOS

Cons: IT CHANGED MY BIOS TO BOOT TO IT INSTEAD OF MY BOOT HD. IT LOCKED UP MY COMPUTER ON BOOT BECAUSE OF THIS. TOOK AWHILE TO FIGURE THIS OUT

Other Thoughts: DRIVERS WERE HARD TO INSTALL TRIED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE THE CORRECT DRIVERS WERE INSTALLED. THE SETUP PROGRAM DID NOT WORK I HAD TO LOAD THE DRIVERS MANUALLY. THIS TOOK LONGER THAN IT SHOULD. FIX THE SETUP PROGRAM GUYS. USING WIN 7

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  • James M.
  • 7/10/2014 4:07:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTested fine with NAS4Free

Pros: Works under NAS4Free/BSD

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I bought this card to stick in an older machine (P 4, 2.6) that was to be used with SATA drives as a file server--the machine's mobo did not have SATA headers. The set up was smooth: NAS4Free was able to utilize the drive hooked to this card, and we set up the system. I can't comment on things like throughput, or hardware RAID set up, since the machine only had one drive and is not now in my possession--I just helped with set-up. But it did result in a functional file server, so anyone wanting to use this in an older, SATA-headerless machine to set up a file server that runs on NAS4Free, should be able to do so successfully.

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  • BRUCE D.
  • 7/8/2014 1:22:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLOCKS COMPUTER

Pros: SOMETIMES DOESN'T LOCK COMPUTER

Cons: LOCKS COMPUTER ON BOOT MOST OF THE TIME WITH HD ATTACHED

Other Thoughts: GARBAGE DESIGN ALMOST USELESS

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry to hear about the issues you have been having with this RAID card.

Perhaps the card was not installed into the system properly.

Update the motherboard/BIOS and, ensure that any system updates have been applied.

Ensure that the latest drivers have been installed.

If you are connecting a boot drive to the card remember that a reinstall of the OS is necessary.

For any other help please contact Syba support.

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 07152014

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  • Rodney P.
  • 4/16/2014 1:39:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsPCI adapter w/ IDE, 2x SATA + Raid

Pros: - Multiple expandability via PCI slot
- Easy to install
- Has its own BIOS to handle RAID setup and usage
- Simple instructions on how to get it working
- Works better than a KINGWIN ADP-06 SATA to IDE Bridge Board

Cons: - Has its own BIOS to handle RAID setup and usage. This adds a bit of extra time to the POST process when your machine boots up.

- A bit tricky to setup if not attaching to a HDD or not setting up a RAID array (instructions focused on RAID/HDD setup)

Other Thoughts: This is a great little board. I needed a way to attached a SATA DVD-Writer to an aging Pre-SATA motherboard. I tried to use a KINGWIN ADP-06 SATA to IDE Bridge with no luck, so I purchased this one local, since it was cheaper than the Egg price. It has worked flawlessly.

Setup is a bit tricky if not attaching an HDD, or not setting up a RAID. I had to findle around with various configurations of board + drive before the board would report to the BIOS and WIN XP:

(1) install bare board & boot the PC. Windows will not notice the board.
(2) shut down, attach the non-HDD drive (an ASUS Model DRW-24F1ST for me), and reboot.
(3) Install the drivers, per instructions, when Windows detects the now functional board
(4) reboot and notice the board BIOS that follows the Motherboard BIOS POST process.
(5) Everything works well

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  • DAVID L.
  • 4/13/2014 9:57:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks for me

Pros: Just wanted an inexpensive card to transfer 2 1tb ide drives from an old rig to new build for extra storage. Installed without any need for additional software in windows 7.

Cons: None.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/24/2014 4:44:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsExactly wot I needed

Pros: I needed this to install an old IDE hard drive into my SATA motherboard. It worked perfectly. Installed it in my computer, booted it up, and the drivers installed automatically. I restarted with the IDE hard drive attached and it showed up and worked perfectly. Im using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. The black and blue color looks great and it matches the colors of my motherboard. That's nice. Super cheap too

Cons: Absolutely none

Other Thoughts: The card runs on a BIOS of it's own which boots alongside the normal BIOS making booting your computer up a few seconds slower but that's OK. Has TWO SATA ports. That's crazy

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  • Bruce C.
  • 4/3/2013 2:21:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks on Linux

Pros: I've looked at some of the reviews and just wanted to confirm a few things.
I have a newer Linux version (FedoraCore 17) and it works just fine. Hardest part was taking the case off and putting it within my case. I've only had it 1 day so far but haven't had any issues.

I also have to say I primarily only got it to hook up some ATA dvd roms as my computer limitation had 2 ATA / 2 SATA.

It also boots from the CD just fine from the BIOS, it even sees the DVD within the bios boot screen.

Cons: As i've only had this for a day i cant say anything bad yet. As i see and use it i'll update this as i can.

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