Joined on 01/18/09
Works for OpenSolaris with no RAID
Pros: * Simple to setup * I used it with OpenSolaris 2008.11 * If you don't want RAID, press F4 to enter the BIOS menu and choose "concatenation" of 1 (not 2 or more). I created 2 concatenation sets, each with only 1 drive.
Cons: * Probably not for high-performance RAID * Could use more documentation (maybe it's on the CD)
Difficult to install (hardware & software)
Pros: Should add USB 3 ports once I get it to work
Cons: This thing is difficult to install. The instructions are poorly written in translated English. The install CD is corrupt. One must download from a website. The instructions don't say which driver to load (there are drivers for several cards). Once installed, I find I need an exteranl power source for the card. It uses the old fashioned SAC-05 5-pin power plug, so I need an adapter from SATA power (on order). What a nightmare!
Shipped wrong item, returned it, got mo refuns
The seller shipped the wrong item. I returned it for a refund minus shipping. The seller got it and cancelled the RMA. They kept the money and I never got the item. I will challenge this with my credit card company. Buyer beware.