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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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  • 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

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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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  • Anonymous
  • 3/5/2012 11:15:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPCI sata/ide ata

Pros: This combo controller card is great when you only have old sata hard drives.

Cons: none

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  • Gary P.
  • 2/2/2012 9:06:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsyou must update drivers from VIA! Then it works great!

Pros: When I finally got the correct driver, it works great! Have two old IDE drives and my SATA CD-ROM running on it on a Windows 7 64-bit system.

Cons: Drivers on CD and on Syba's website WILL NOT WORK! At least for my Windows 7 64-bit. You must get the newer driver from VIA.

Other Thoughts: Let me save you all a lot of trouble and get this card working for you. At least in a non-RAID setup, which is how I have it (I can't speak for RAID). This is for Windows 7 64-bit:

First I tried the driver Windows found, and then I tried loading the drivers on the CD. The card would install in device manager, but would not find my drives. Then I updated the driver from the Syba website. It now found the drives, but the system would bluescreen all the time, especially if I did something like plug in an external firewire drive.

Finally I went to VIA's website. They had a newer driver than Syba and PRESTO! Everything works great.

One other note: in device manager, the device will appear under Storage Controllers as VIA RAID Controller - 3249. Apparently, this is correct, even though the chip is 6421. The driver is v6.07xxx, date of 2/23/10. Good luck!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2011 5:04:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsterrible export speeds

Pros: Works great as a PATA controller, SATA import speeds are normal. WIndows XP system.

Cons: SATA export speeds are horrible, even after install of proper drivers, pulling files off the SATA port at about 2 percent of normal speed is torture; I tried this with two identical models of the same card, the results were the same. I checked my harddrive on another card, there is nothing wrong with it.

Other Thoughts: You won't notice this problem when putting data on the drive, only when pulling it off! Therefore if you are using the drive for backup, you won't notice anything wrong until you try to recover your backed up data. BEWARE!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing our Syba products. Note some hard drive have jumper pins on them to allow it to transfer at a faster rate. I would like to point out that we can also issue RMA returns. We always try to provide the most reliable products to our customers and all products come with at least 1-year warranty. So please don't hesitate to contact us at support@sybausa.com for replacement or question.

Regards, Syba Customer Service KN 120811

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  • Eric E.
  • 11/2/2011 5:10:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLook elswhere.

Pros: Inexpensive, widely used VIA chip VT6421A.
Keeps a PCI slot from getting dusty.

Cons: The implementation of the VIA controller is almost as bad as the cards reliability. Died in "32" days. Could not stand up to moderate use.

Other Thoughts: Welcome to Syba RMA hades. Just needed this thing to last for a couple of months. Couldn't quite make it. Sad..so, so sad.
Would much rather deal with the Egg for a replacement.
They're always spot on!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing our Syba products. We are sorry to hear that the product has stopped functioning as it should be. I would like to point out that we can also issue RMA returns. We always try to provide the most reliable products to our customers and all products come with at least 1-year warranty. So please don't hesitate to contact us at support@sybausa.com for replacement or question.

Regards, Syba Customer Service KN 110411

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  • Alexander G.
  • 10/17/2011 4:54:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice card, had to rma once.

Pros: Works fine, running a third ide dvd drive of this card, raid and sata work as well. Allows me the option to keep my ide dvd drives in the event I upgrade to a newer motherboard that lacks ide.

Cons: Had to rma the first one, wasn't detected by the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Would have been 5 eggs had the first one worked right away. The rma process though the manufacturer was quick and easy, no issues there.

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