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James F.

James F.

Joined on 12/29/09

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Non Raid Install

SYBA SY-PCI40010 PCI SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) RAID Controller Card
SYBA SY-PCI40010 PCI SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) RAID Controller Card

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 1.3.20.0 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.

12/11/2012