Joined on 12/29/09
Non Raid Install
Pros: Good performance Tested with a disk benchmark program I have. The drives connected to the SYBA SY-PCI40010 PCI SATA II performed very close to the SATA II controller on my mother board. Single Write (MB/sec) min/average/max 39.11/69.51/122.56 (SYBA) 39.11/64.00/122.56 (on board) Single Read (MB/sec) min/average/max 39.11/58.05/122.56 (SABA) 57.45/66.26/122.56 (on board) Dual Read (MB/sec) min/average/max 23.57/28.74/39.96 (SABA) 23.57/29.79/39.11 (on board)
Cons: Poor instructions
Overall Review: Installing this card in WinXP SP3 was a good test of my computer building skills. I just wanted 4 more SATA II ports in my system for a Blue Ray burner and a storage drive. The easiest way I found was to install the card as a Raid card and then to use the built in BIOS flash utility that is accessed through the card properties in the device manager. I downloaded the latest base BIOS (b6600) from Silicon Image and flashed the card through the properties window. After a reboot the found new hardware wizard popped up looking for new drivers. I chose not at this time and browsed the included CD for the SIL3124 (non raid) /Windows driver 18.104.22.168 and clicked OK. The card installed as a Sil 3124 SATA Link Controller changed from the Raid Card it originally installed as. Works like a charm.