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SYBA SI-PEX40057 PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) 4-ports RAID Card

  • RAID 0/1/10
  • 4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jim G.
  • 8/25/2015 10:53:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBE Careful when Buying This

Pros: Worked, However it Kills my audio. I have contacted SYBA support, but so far no response from them. Result is I have a card that Useless.
I have an Asus 5E3 Deluxe Motherboard. When I plug this card into the PCIe X16 slot expansion slot, my audio driver is removed. These are shared expansion slots so I am assuming something is not written correctly in the driver of the card to allow it to work in shared slots. Motherboard manual say you may have to configure card in bios. But did not see anything in the bios to set up regarding this card.

Cons: Has conflicts Kills Audio in my system. No response from Syba support team which claims they respond in 24 hours. Have tried talking with Asus support but they had little help to offer on this problem.

Other Thoughts: Since I was very busy and did not have a chance to try this card. I cannot return it to Newegg. My Bad! But Syba should step up and help me trouble shoot this problem. But they have not.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the issues you have experienced with this controller card.

Our Support team is more than happy to assist you with setup and configuration of this adapter.

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 CST 08282015

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  • Tony N.
  • 5/18/2015 12:24:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: So.. it works. the trouble is that I ordered a SYBA card and got an IOCrest card. Same card, different brand name. I spent the extra money to get this card.. Don't know what to do. Works well and the dual lane pci express really rips at around 480mb/s on a sata3 (there's always thrash, but whatever), previously on a 1x pci express 2.0 port I was topping out at around 340

Cons: Bought a SYBA, got an IOCrest card... same controller so I'm assuming it's basically the same product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the issues you have experienced with this controller card.

We are more than happy to provide all of our customers with information pertaining to our controller card.

IOCrest is a subdivision of Syba specializing in our standard, and RAID capable controller cards.

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

-Regards SYBA CST 05292015

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  • Christopher W.
  • 5/16/2015 9:20:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot for RAID

Pros: Works as a SATA expansion card.

Cons: Not usable as a RAID solution. The original and the replacement cards that I have received both have had basic functionality, but do not respond when pressing Ctrl+M to enter the RAID setup.

Other Thoughts: Look elsewhere if you are trying to put together a RAID array.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the issues you have experienced with this controller card.

Please note that you will need to set your motherboard SATA configuration to AHCI for this card.
When attemptin to enter the card BIOS you may need to enter the 'Ctrl + M' earlier than the splash that is displayed on your monitor. If you are using a system with rapid start/quick boot the window timing may be off from what is displayed rendering you unable to enter the command at the correct time.

Our tech support team is happy to assist you with installing and configuring this device for your system.

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

-Regards SYBA CST 05292015

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  • Jonathan W.
  • 4/20/2015 9:37:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks-- but beware of chip PM compatibility

Pros: - Worked out of the box, no issues with directly connecting drives
- No issues with PCI passthrough in ESXi

Cons: - When used with SYBA SI-PCI40074 (JMB321 chip), you only get 4 out of 5 ports on the PM card.

Other Thoughts: Beware of Marvell/JMicron port multiplier compatibility

This uses the Marvell 9230 chipset, which is theoretically PM-aware. When used with the SYBA SI-PCI40074 and the JMB321 chip, the port multiplication works-- sort of. It seems that the Marvell chip will only see 4 out of 5 ports on the port multiplier card (even though both seem to be PM-compatible/aware). No indication of this incompatibility in either the JMicron or Marvell chips.

Other than that, it works fine.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the issues you have experienced with this controller card.

Unfortunately most chipsets on these stand alone controller cards will only see 4 of the 5 additional ports when using a Port Multiplier. Marvell and ASMedia chipsets seem to be the main chipsets which will limit the number of active ports.

Only Silicon Image chipsets have been known to see all 5 ports.

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

-Regards SYBA CST 05292015

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  • JOSH S.
  • 4/7/2015 1:03:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsWouldn't work with Dell server

Pros: It was in a box

Cons: Wouldn't work with a Dell sc1435 server running Debian Jessie. Ports were detected but no SATA links could be made.

Shipping was poor, box was damaged.

Seven dollar restocking fee.

Other Thoughts: Get something better off of 3bay, like an LSI 9211-4i for double the price.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

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

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 CST 04102015

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  • Michael S.
  • 3/19/2015 7:26:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: WORKS FOR MY BLU-RAY PLAYERS

Cons: WINDOWS THINKS THEY ARE REMOVABLE FLASH DRIVES

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  • David W.
  • 1/30/2015 8:35:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow

Pros: I did benchmarks running a SSD drive hooked up to SATA II, SATA III with no drivers and SATA III with drivers. Wow is all I can saw with this card. My speeds went from 100k to 500k to 3M megs per second on the read and writes. Use to take 10 min to boot now at 3min total time.

Cons: None I love this card.

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  • Robert C.
  • 1/27/2015 9:22:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed very quickly, never RMA'ed

Pros: It seemed like a dream come true. But it was too good to be true.

Cons: RAIDs were unstable and failed after only a few hours or minutes. Eventually became unusable. I was sick of messing with it so I didn't want a replacement and it was too late to get a refund.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

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

Our tech support team is more than happy to provide any information you may need when determining the compatibility and specification of a device.

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 CST 01292015

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/1/2015 4:03:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great for jbod

Pros: - full SSD speed due to x2 interface
- adds extra sata ports as intended

Cons: na

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  • Gerald T.
  • 12/8/2014 7:54:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well, good price

Pros: - Does what it says it will do.
- Small bracket included for lower-height installs.
- Breathes new life into an X58 board with older, miserable 9128 Marvell chip that didn't deliver promised speeds.

Cons: - When installing onto a mobo with older Marvell 9128 Marvell controller (i.e. X58 era), I found it best to disable the older controller in the mobo BIOS. Otherwise, CTRL-M to get into the Marvell BIOS didn't work properly.
- Confusing number of drivers found on the internet. At the time of this writing, v 1.2.0.1038, found on the CD in the box, seems best.
-Somebody else mentioned the non-locking SATA cables that come in the box, but you've probably got better ones hanging around anyway...

Other Thoughts: - Confusing number of drivers found on the internet. At the time of this writing, v 1.2.0.1038, found on the CD in the box, seems best.
-Somebody else mentioned the non-locking SATA cables that come in the box, but you've probably got better ones hanging around anyway...

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