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Item#: N82E16816151033
areca ARC-1231ML-2G PCI Express SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card
  • RAID 0/1/1E/3/5/6 JBOD
  • 12 x SATA II Internal Connectors
  • 3 x SAS External Connectors

1 out of 5 eggs Windows 7 can't discover 03/25/2010

This review is from: areca ARC-1231ML-2G PCI Express SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros:

I have experience of having the 1220 Areca products on several Windows 2003 Servers without incident. I have found them to be fast and efficient but the first one was a challenge to set up. The installation method I used for servers did work but.....

Cons:

Windows 7 64 does not find card when installed to exisitng system. The install disk included does not assist as it only contains drivers which if you can't discover the card are useless. 3-4 conversations with Areca did not come up with anything but blame of motherboard, OS, chipset, and installer but not their lack of installation process. It does install fine on blank disk with new build of OS but I just don't have the energy or time to start from scratch on present computer which simply needs pure productivity. This card is in the pile for next build if not outdated by SATA 6 GB boards. Sorry this is one star for lack of install software and support.

Other Thoughts:

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s with Windows 7 64 bit. 3 Intel SSD on motherboard RAID with single SATA for backup. Addition of Areca was in hope of adding 5 intell SSD (4 in RIAD 5 with hot spare) and 4 mechanical Western Digital disks for backup in RAID 5. This computer can't be taken off line for more then a few minutes at time.

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  • Jim R.
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