Joined on 03/14/15
May be flakey
Pros: Supposedly allows 6Gb/s SATA III on my old SATA II mobo. Supposedly does something to work with or be compatible with my hybrid HDD's for benefit from the SSD cache presumably. Has hardware RAID feature.
Cons: Blue screens on every third boot. Blue screens four times per day while in use, new O.S. install, (Win 7 pro x86_64). Kernel dumps point to this driver. No patched or upgraded driver available. Using two new 4TB SATA III hybrid drives purchased with this (in RAID 0). Partitioned to 1.8GB for Windows - remainder reserved for file storage. Ready to throw this thing away and replace mobo, cpu and ram, get a proper Areca HW RAID controller. This thing just didn't work for me on this system. It's a Marvell chipset.
Overall Review: No web configurator, just BIOS configurator. This thing is probably not a good choice for anyone seeking a hardware RAID controller. I am disappointed with it.
Two bad boards so far
Cons: Never ran right, never reliable. killed two 1300W+ platinum power supplies. never did any over-clocking with it. Just one video card. Never anything fancy. This board is Just a mess. Should have never gone to production. Should have never been permitted to sell ANY board.
Overall Review: Stay away. Far away. Look elsewhere. I now throw away an entire 2-year old build that COULD have and SHOULD have been sweet. Processor and ram are now a waste of money also. Hey! At least I've still got this great case!