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Pros: It does seem to work fine with my ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard's SATA II ports, which use the chipset controller. I have a previous Icy Dock bay that this was to replace that is SATA II compatable that does as well though.
Cons: It has issues with both the chipset based SATA III ports and the Marvel controller SATA III ports. Also, although the description says SATA I, SATA II & SATA III and also says SATA 6.0 gb/sec, the box this came in says a max of 300 mb/sec. Otherwise SATA II speeds. Anyway, I'll rate this 3 eggs since as a SATA II bay it works fine, but this is adverted as a SATA III bay.
Other Thoughts: This is far from Newegg's fault, but the train that this was being shipped on to get here locally did derail, and thus my package was delayed a day. I only mention this to note that although the shipping box wasn't damaged and the other item I ordered is working fine, it is possible that the item was damaged in shipping and thus why it's not working. Having said that, I do doubt this given that the box was fine, everything was packed well and the box the docking bay came in was perfectly intact.
And YES, for the record ALL of my ports are set for AHCI, all of my ports are set to hot swap in the BIOS (mine even has a setting to turn on and off individual ports for hot swapping) so I know that isn't the issue.
This review is from: ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: It is a very stable board. Unlike another reviewer, I've had no issues running 2x Nvidia GTX 580's in SLI mode. The install went well overall of Windows..BUT Only due to the fact that I ditched trying to put two drives in a RAID 0.
Cons: As another reviewer posted, it seems like one needs a floppy drive to do a RAID 0 array. There isn't a floppy port on the board either. But, one can apparently according to the manual use a USB floppy. I tried loading in the driver during the Windows 7 64 bit install via a USB flash drive, and it kept having issues, claiming the driver was uncertified. This is using both the latest from Intel for this board (yes I made sure it was. :P ), downloading the one from ASUS and the one of the driver DVD. I don't own a USB Floppy, so for now I'm not running a RAID 0. I MAY buy one later and do a reinstall, but not sure on that at all. Maybe when I feel I need to reinstall Windows for whatever reason I'll give it a go. I did see a few USB Floppy drives here on Newegg so at least it won't be hard to find one, that was a worry of mine until I looked.
Other Thoughts: I'm happy with the board, it's otherwise very stable and despite the USB Floppy issue with RAID driver installation I'm going to use this board for a long while I'm sure. But again that is very odd, I'm amazed they wouldn't let me do it off of the driver DVD included in the mobo package and/or a USB flash drive. Who knows, I may try to install the driver onto a hard disk and pull it from there, I do have a hot swap bay I could use. Anyway, the RAID driver issue forces me to give this one four eggs instead of five.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Much of what I'd say was already said by PD to be honest. Like him I have an ASUS board (Sabertooth X58) and I found that this card works in my third video card slot. Blazing fast results, and the 512mb cache seems to help even more. Due to the 512mb cache, my read and write speeds on a SINGLE Corsair P3 256gb drive (that's the new SATA III drive by them) are faster then Corsair's benchmark for the drive in Seq. reads and writes, Corsair used the P67 chipset slots on (I think) an ASUS Sabertooth P67 motherboard.
Cons: None really, considering this is the first time I've used a RAID card as opposed to just the SATA or IDE ports on a board, this card was easy to set up. Okay, it is $329.00 as of this moment, but given the speed gains I got I won't complain. That and I always find it silly to complain about price if one is willing to buy something.
Other Thoughts: LSI will claim that the card is only for server motherboards. Maybe it technically is, but again I had no issues plugging it into the one empty PCI-E x8 slot on my board. Again, most of what I'd say was already said by PD. My only major difference is that I didn't have to flash the firmware of my card, everything was recognized by both Windows and my BIOS. My next major purchase will be when X68 boards and socket 2011 CPU's come out, I do suspect that I'll be installing this card into that build.READ FULL REVIEW