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StarTech 4 Port PCI SATA RAID Controller Adapter Card

  • RAID 0/1/0+1
  • 4 - SATA Data 7-pin Female Internal Connectors

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Ready for a RAID array in your system, but not sure where to start? Startech's PCISATA4R1 is a good first step. Its four SATA connectors let it handle 0, 1, and 0+1 arrays. The technology you need to keep your RAID stable is built right in. Even should a hard drive fail, this card will automatically rebuild the lost information in the replaced drive.

The integrated PCI DMA Engine supports first party commands for native command queuing. Best of all, its slim design will fit any low profile system, so there are no worries about fit. Protect and enhance your hard drives today with this amazing card!

  • newegg SATA 1.5 Gb/s Compliant The StarTech PCISATA4R1 features 4 hot-pluggable point-to-point SATA ports to support 1.5 Gb/s data transfer rates for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg RAID Support The StarTech PCISATA4R1 supports hardware-based RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 for better performance and enhanced data security.
  • newegg PCI Interface The StarTech PCISATA4R1 features a PCI interface compliant with Plug-n-Play. Simply install the card into your PC's free PCI slot without powering down the system!

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  • Haoran L.
  • 11/10/2014 9:03:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHaving Problems with Linux/FreeBSD

Pros: Comes with SATA cables

Cons: I was too lazy to switch, but when I used linux/FreeBSD system with it, it stopped the system from booting when there are any drives connected to the controller. Like the OS just wouldn't start. I would have to disconnect all my drives before the OS would boot up again.

I installed Windows after discovering this, and used Windows for a year. However, I would still love to have a NAS system on Linux/FreeBSD based system so this controller just doesn't fit my use case. I got a different controller now and everything went fine. So there is definitely some sort of incompatibilities with the controller.

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  • Sergiy S.
  • 10/24/2014 4:39:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsNot supported in Linux as hardware RAID

Pros: Has 4 SATA connectors.

Cons: Not supported in Linux as hardware RAID

Other Thoughts: Old configuration menu. very simple.

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  • Sean B.
  • 6/19/2014 7:03:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsslow write speeds

Pros: Ease of use. Install and setup are easy.

Cons: Extremely slow writes using raid 10, sub par read speed

Other Thoughts: This should have much faster writes than 30-40 megs per second. The drives I was using all run at 130-150 megs and while the read was maxing out around 130 the write peaked at about 39 megs.

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  • James W.
  • 3/17/2011 12:00:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Worked out of the box as a software Raid with mdadm on Ubuntu 10.04.
Worked with my 2 x 2TB WD / Seagate and a 1.5TB Seagate.

Cons: None really. It does it's job well.

Other Thoughts: Cannot speak to the hardware raid, as that never appealed to me given how hard it is to recover from it.
I love it for my mdadm software raid, supports 2TB drives easily the write speeds are "ok" given that it is PCI and my drives are "Green" drives at 5400-5900 RPMs. No problems thus far. We will see when I upgrade the 1.5 to a 2TB and grow the array.

I don't use windows, probably why I have not had any issues with it. I also don't use it as a hardware raid. So yea, hopefully that helps someone else out.

I never messed with the firmware or anything like that. Could be that I don't use Windows for my server, I do not know. But if you plan on using this for a software RAID on a Linux Box, it really is just "plug and play".

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  • Richard S.
  • 9/23/2010 8:34:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCall Tech Support Before Buying!

Pros: Quick support by phone.

Cons: It never worked for me but my tech knowledge is low.

It built a mirror of the primary drives OK just after instillation, but it never updated the secondary drives after that.

Other Thoughts: This was with four identical Seagate 1.5tb drives (just after Seagate updated the firmware). I called StarTech support and they even replaced the card for free.

Then something scrambled ALL the information on the two primary drives (fortunately just after I had backed them up manually).

I didn't know if it was the drives, the encryption, the old PC, or the card; so I put the card back in the box, bought WD Black drives and went back to manual backups.

Now I need a card to add some drives, so I called Star Tech support to see if it can be used for "JABOD" (Just A Bunch of Drives) without RAID.

He checked with his supervisor and it turns out that although the card was tested with high-capacity drives, in production a different chip was substituted which limits drive size to 750GB!

According to support, they only discovered this problem in the spring of 2010.

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  • Lawrence S.
  • 2/19/2009 9:06:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsExisting OS--BEWARE!

Pros: Physical install very easy and simple. Getting it to work with an existing Windows OS is a whole other story. If you're building a fresh OS in a box or you want to throw an image on to a new install, it's fine.

Cons: The card I received would not recognize any existing OS hard drives to build a new raid volume off of. It only read blank hard drives. And remember, it costs you to send it back when it doesn't work, even when it's defective....

Other Thoughts: If you're going though the trouble of setting up a raid array for performance or security, spend a little more on one of the many other cards Newegg carries.

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  • Joe D.
  • 12/17/2008 11:37:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsProblems in Vista-land

Pros: Naturally the card is easy to install. The instructions were pretty easy to follow and as far as my computer recognizing it that was easy.

Cons: GUI didn't work with Windows Vista. I called technical support and they told me that the inability to work with Vista was because of an update just made to the OS. They told me that when they got a fix for it they would call me back. I'm on week 3 with no return call.

Other Thoughts: Be weary when purchasing for a Vista machine. I would check to make sure that the updated GUI has been released before purchasing. Other then that it would have been a 5 minute install and an easy piece of hardware to use.

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  • Karen K.
  • 8/5/2008 10:58:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot even the second choice

Pros: Has 4 SATA ports, runs, didn't cut me or anything.

Cons: NO RAID 5 SUPPORT, access times are a little slow compared to a similar system I have running slower drives with IDE connections. Had to "jam" it into the PCI slot. Not Unix\Linux friendly. Ate the last slice of pizza.

Other Thoughts: Basically if you want a decent setup spend the extra money on a 4 port RAID 5 card. They do cost a lot more but will save you a lot of time and make you happier.

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  • Alex E.
  • 8/3/2008 1:11:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat for XP, not so good for Ubuntu

Pros: Very cheap raid card. Easy to set up. great customer support from startech. If you need a low cost RAID solution in windows this is a perfect choice

Cons: This card does not work in Ubuntu 8.04. The operating system sees any raid setup with this card as individual drives. If you want to buy this card for linux be prepared to use it as a mere SATA controller card and run a software RAID.

Other Thoughts: The manual mentions Linux drivers that are not actually included. of anybody gets this working in Ubuntu please post to their forums! I heard on a review from another site that it works well on Fedora but i cant verify. Google around first.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/15/2007 4:01:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat RAID Option

Pros: I wanted RAID for my desktop, and this could not have been a more affordable or user friendly option. East to install and setup. No failures yet.

Cons: None yet.

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