- Non-RAID controller
- 8 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s Internal Connectors
- Up to 6 Gb/s
- $96.99 96.99
- $94.99 –
- $0.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
Yey 8 more ports 03/23/2014
Very High Speed, Average of 150 MB/s to 200 MB/s on SATA III hard drives.
Will not work with other third party SATA controllers like ASMedia or another Marvell Controllers.
I found the installation of this card confusing as my BIOS only shows 3 out the 8 hard drives, that really got me concerned, wish they would have listed that on the manual. But upon loading its dedicated driver in Windows 7 64 bit all 8 hard drives were seen in Windows by not while posting in BIOS. I guess thats normal. I did try to get it working with a second PCIe card with an ASMedia controller but they would just fight and it would not post. Tried with my motherboards onboard Marvell controller and the same thing, they would fight for domination. So Im out 2 Sata ports on my ASMedia Card and 2 more SATA ports on my motherboard, this card picks them all up, when you buy please take this into account. All my Intel based SATA ports work just fine. Im very happy with this card as it works with no issues, transfer speeds are fast and its been solid for the last month.
I would definitely recommend it, just do some research first.
I have 8 3TB hard drives on this card in case you were wondering.
Since I applied this to A PCIe X16 slot now my graphics runs a PCIe 3.0 x8 . This is a limitation of the Intel Chipset, if your motherboards has the tools to correct this then good otherwise if you game this might concern you, go with Intel Enthusiast platform.
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