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Item#: N82E16816132009

Pros:

Flawless install, does just what it is supposed to do. External SATA a plus. Includes all necessary cables and a half-height bracket as well. NewEgg does not have this bracket listed in the description or product images, so it was a pleasant surprise.

Cons:

Internal and External SATA ports cannot be used simultaneously. (2 internal, 1 internal 1 external, 2 external) When using mirroring (RAID 1) the card BIOS reports no RAID set found on post screen. Inside the BIOS utility and the Windows application the set is found as defined. This is common to other VIA RAID chipsets so not a problem with this card in particular. Lacking header on the card for an activity LED.

Other Thoughts:

Picked this up to add a mirrored RAID array to a server as well as eventually flash my Xbox 360 DVD drive. Simple to use if you've ever worked with RAID (such as mobo on-board) in the past. No problems taking an existing HDD and adding this card to the mix, then built a mirror set. Didn't try the Rosewill drivers, went with the recommendations of others and pulled down the VIA drivers from VIAArena. NewEgg needs to add the half-height bracket to the description and images. Availability of such brackets is something important to me and many other customers when dealing with non-standard workstation designs. (Dell, etc.)

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