Joined on 03/25/01
Works good, except for the random drop outs
Pros: Cheap and fast (when it works).
Cons: Using this card to host 8 drives under FlexRAID/Win7 for a HTPC. Under heavy usage, a drive would randomly drop out of the OS and require a hard reboot to return. Same thing would happen on soft reboots.
Stable and fast
Pros: Just works OTB - Win7 x64 automatically found and installed the right drivers Detected all the attached drives, keeps finding them again consistently on reboot As others have indicated, this is actually a rebadged LSI card and selling for $50 cheaper
Cons: Takes a bit of Googling to find the right drivers and firmware on LSI's website
Overall Review: Hitting CTRL-C during card initialization didn't bring up the config utility as promised, but the card seems to be working just fine anyways.