Easy to use software and configuration tools
It is easier than the instructions indicate to put a "true image" of a Windows 10 system on a raid 0 disk created by the SSD7202. Set the computer to disable fast boot and set boot for other OS. the computer at startup then reads the Hipoint driver.
- Ease of setup - Speed / functionality
This card has helped extend the useful life of my Nikon LS-2000 slide scanner - an excellent (but older SCSI) slide/film scanner. The scanner has a female 50 pin half-pitch D-sub (HPHD50) latch-type connector, while this card provides for a female 68 pin VHDCI-68 connector, so a special cable was needed. This was difficult to find but I obtained one from Data Storage Cables (part #C7030-3PBL-OS). I run Linux - Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 2 Betsy with the 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 kernel, and together with a copy of VueScan, the entire configuration just works (no messing around with separate drivers, etc.). I couldn't be more pleased that this card was available from New Egg.
- Solid eSATA option with port multiplier - Does not impact boot times like RAID cards
Relatively easy installation, I am able to run this card either from my UEFI/BIOS or GUI on the desktop, though I need to remember the command to do it for the latter.
Performs extremely well with FreeBSD. The throughput of this card is what you expect. No issues booting directly from SSD (again, expected).
Needed hardware RAID1 for HP Microserver running ESXi - works great in a tight fit space. N82E16859107052 Cheapest option possible with a SFF-8087 and I prefer LSI anyways :D
- Came in working order - Clean and packaged well - Exactly as described - Included all of the brackets we could need