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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > HighPoint Technologies, Inc. > HighPoint RocketU 1144D PCI-Express 2.0 x4 4-Port USB 3.0 PCI-Express 2.0 x4 HBA

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 FAST and Reliable, but not for DVD drives
Pros: Fastest USB 3.0 controller I've tested! Depending on the drive (Samsung portable SSD and various high-end flash drives), sustained transfer rates are between 7% and 16% higher than the Intel ports on an ASRock X99-WS (Intel X99) motherboard, in single-drive tests, and up to 50% faster when doing simultaneous or drive-to-drive transfers.

Rock-solid reliability in Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, with a variety of devices and various 1/2/3-meter cables. Flawless hot-plugging. No mysterious disconnects/hiccups (except with optical drives).

Works well with both my USB 3.0 hubs: A newer Plugable HUB7BC (VIA VL811+ chip) and an old Anker AK-68UPHUB-B8U (VIA VL812 chip).
Cons: Not compatible with external optical drives/enclosures using the ASmedia ASM1153 (SATA to USB 3.0 bridge) chip. I've got a few BD-ROM, BD-RW, and DVD-RW drives, in Vantec ST-530S3-BK enclosures and pre-installed in generic/OEM enclosures, but all use that chip, so I can't tell whether the incompatibility is with that chip or with optical drives in general. The drives/enclosures work fine on Intel USB ports.

The controller installs painlessly in Windows 8/10, but you'll see an Unknown "Base System Device" in Device Manager unless you download and install an (optional, purely cosmetic) driver for the PLX chip, available here: http://www.highpoint-tech.com/websupport/kb_view_article_noauth.php?id=85
Other Thoughts: This PCIe 2.0 x4 card is actually FOUR ASMedia ASM1042A (USB 3.0 controller) chips, plus a PLX PEX 8609 (PCIe switch/bridge) chip -- so each port has a dedicated USB controller and PCI-Express lane. Expensive, and overkill for most purposes, but it sure is fast.
I've only got ASRock X99-WS motherboards here, but the HighPoint cards work perfectly in that board's lone PCIe 2.0 slot, and in any of the PCIe 3.0 slots, whether they're set to "Gen2" speed or Auto.
Reviewed By:Michael W.,5/26/2017 9:41:58 AM
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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > Adaptec > Adaptec 81605ZQ (2281600-R) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 SATA / SAS 16 Internal Ports SAS/SATA RAID

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 OK - priced high for what it is
Pros: PCIe 3.0, adequate performance, 16i
Cons: Heatsink WAY TOO SMALL. Frankly it should come with not only a much larger heatsink of the front side but an optional backplate radiator. No way to increase the cache. You can use SSDs but then you give up 2 drives so if you have a system with 16 drives you are out of luck. No way to adjust the spin up time - makes the initialization process far more time consuming than it need be.
Reviewed By:Jim M.,5/26/2017 6:50:09 AM
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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > Syba > SYBA SY-PEX40039 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) PCI-e 2.0 x1 Card

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Does exactly what I purchased it for!
Pros: Keeping this simple, I purchased this to add 2 more Sata III ports to my PC. Plugged it in and I was done. No configuring or updating of drivers. Windows simply found the 2 drives and away I went.
Cons: No cons whatsoever
Other Thoughts: For a simple expansion, this is the way to go.
Reviewed By:Kevin M.,5/24/2017 2:55:26 PM
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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > SIIG, Inc > SIIG SC-SAE212-S2 PCI Express x1 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Forget Windows 10 with this card
Pros: Works in Windows 7
Cons: While the card is detected and installed in Windows 10 with the Silicon Image Sil 3132 drivers from Windows Update, the system locks up when a drive is connected to it. The drivers that come on the CD are dated 2007 and you cannot override the WU drivers with them. Who knows if they would even work.
Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this card unless you are using Windows 7. There are better (and cheaper) cards available that do work. Don't waste your time or money on this one.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,5/24/2017 11:10:17 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > HighPoint Technologies, Inc. > HighPoint RocketRAID 622 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great card if you know how to use.
Pros: Very fast, reliable, and low price.
Cons: Must properly disconnect drive before powering down computer.
Other Thoughts: It is ashamed so many poor reviews have been submitted from people who don't know what this card is used for or how to set it up. I am using it with a Sans Digital Tower Raid 5 bay eSata enclosure running raid 5 with 5x4gb drives under Windows 10pro. The card has been reliable for the 4 years I have used it and I am very satisfied.
Reviewed By:Robert F.,5/24/2017 8:03:18 AM
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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > Intel > Intel RAID Twenty-four port Expander Card RES2SV240

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Can't even test without cables.
Pros: ?
Cons: No cables. Ad shows cables. Specifically includes several pictures of all 6 cables.
Other Thoughts: Will not be using this retailer again. Buyer beware!
Reviewed By:Anonymous,5/16/2017 12:54:09 PM
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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > Areca > Areca ARC-1203-4i-SA 4-port PCIe 2.0 internal 6Gbps SATA RAID Adapter

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 AVOID THIS BRAND
Pros: Card is great when they work.
Cons: HORRIBLE SUPPORT! NO USA SUPPORT, NO USA PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL IS SNAIL PACED AND HORRENDOUS.
They die FAST (been through three cards now in 7 years, one of which is their new flagship 1203, and it was junk like the other two).
Other Thoughts: I would never recommend this product.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,5/14/2017 2:47:26 PM
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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > Syba > SYBA SD-SA2PEX-2IR PCI Express SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Good product but not for windows 10.
Pros: 2 SATA Ports
PCIE x1
Cons: No Windows 10 support.
Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this to anyone as it is not compatible with the current OS of Windows 10. The manufacturer just lists it as Compatible with Windows OS. I should've read and listened to the Newegg compatibility. I have tried for 2 days to get this card working and even after contacting Syba they just replied with a email linking me to drivers from their site for Windows 7. I will be purchasing another card to do the job I need.
Reviewed By:JUL B.,5/12/2017 8:36:38 PM
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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > Syba > SYBA SI-PEX40057 PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) 4-ports RAID Card

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Worked at first, but no longer usable
Pros: Was the right price, seemed to have good functionality
Cons: No longer usable, was running OS off of Raid 10 configuration and took 45 minutes to boot. No indication of failed drives, moved MBR to a new SSD and tried rebuilding from scratch but still no luck. Confirmed driver, tried MRU tool, but most functionality of web page disabled. Using Performance Test getting read and write speeds less than 3 MB/s.
Reviewed By:Michael S.,5/6/2017 10:32:46 PM
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Categories > Controllers / RAID Cards > Syba > IOCrest SI-PEX40064 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) Controller Card

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Anatoli Dolgov
Pros: Excellent Card
Cons: Excellent Card
Reviewed By:Anatoli D.,5/4/2017 3:03:18 PM
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