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SYBA SD-VIA-1A5E1IR PCI SATA / IDE / USB Combo Card

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  • RAID 0,1,0+1 JBOD
  • 1 x SATA 150 + 1 x ATA 133 Internal Connectors
  • 1 x eSATA + 4 x USB2.0 External Connectors
  • Up to 1.5Gb/s

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Inexpensive and effective, Syba's SD-VIA-1A1E1S won't let you down. Two SATA and an ATA 133 internal connectors, along with one eSATA external connection gives you're the extra drive space you need. For added speed and security RAID arrays are supported. For added value and flexibility four external USB ports are added to the back making this economical RAID combo card all you need.

  • newegg SATA and PATA Compliant The SYBA SD-VIA-1A5E1IR features one internal SATA, one internal PATA and one external SATA ports to add extra hard drive expandability to your system.
  • newegg RAID Support The SYBA SD-VIA-1A5E1IR supports hardware-based RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD for better performance and enhanced data security.
  • newegg Four USB 2.0 Ports The SYBA SD-VIA-1A5E1IR features four external USB 2.0 ports to add USB 2.0 capability directly to your computer. Just connect your computer with USB 2.0 devices easily!
  • newegg PCI Interface The SYBA SD-VIA-1A5E1IR features a PCI interface compliant with Plug-n-Play. Simply install the card into your PC's free PCI slot without powering down the system!

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  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
didnt work 1/22/2011 2:15:14 PM

Pros: nice price.

Cons: Poorly designed. You have to modify your tower to be able to utilize the USB ports.
The card kept causing issues with the PC. lock ups and freezes. stopped using the USB's because of poor design and lockups. was just using eSata connection to an external drive, that kept having issues communicating with the drive. lock ups and freezes.. finally just removed the card.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Compatibility Problems 9/25/2010 11:38:09 PM

Pros: nice concept, looks like it should work, usb did not work well on Vista

Cons: Had problems with the USB tying up system resources. If one goes to the VIA website it does not show that the USB chip VT6214L on this board is supported by any drivers after Windows XP. In addition the RAID drivers for the chip VT6421a are sketchy with Windows 2003 and before because of dodgy SATA support in the OS's themselves. SO like other reviewer one cannot get it all to function well(certainly not easily) on any of the windows operating systems. THe VIA driver downloads bear this out. I wish these guys would just come clean about it.

Overall Review: Even if you could get the card working you will likely have issues with power connectors (ATA to SATA or SATA to ATA) with trying to mix ATA and SATA drives on your system. This card stymied an important project of mine--pay the extra dough for something more thought out than this via based card.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing our Syba products. We are sorry to hear that the product has stopped functioning as it should be. Please refer to our reviews. We have good reviews for this item. I would like to point out that we can also issue RMA returns. We always try to provide the most reliable products to our customers and all products come with at least 1-year warranty. So please don't hesitate to contact us at support@sybausa.com for replacement or question.

Regards, Syba Customer Service KN 092710
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Good Idea 11/29/2009 7:34:01 PM

Pros: The possibilities. 4 USB ports, IDE, and eSATA all in one. Good price.
- I use the eSATA for an external hard drive
- The USB ports for accessories.
- This all in one product is what I really needed. Since I have a lack of USB ports. The eSATA and IDE is what I needed for other things too. Very good when you have limited space in your computer.

Cons: Yes, some cutting is required in order to use the USB ports. When I am transfering files to or from the external hard drive and have my speakers on at the same time, I hear a really loud crackling sounds constantly. This problem occurs when doing other things on the computer during the transfer or just listening to music I get this issue. I know it isn't the external hard drive because I have used it for while via USB before I bought this. I have the latest drivers too for this product and my sound card. As result I have to shut off the speakers or not do ANYTHING else except the transfer in order for the crackling to stop. It's real annoying

Overall Review: I have plans to use the IDE to transfer files from older hard drives to my external HD.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Useful...very useful 9/20/2009 12:20:45 AM

Pros: Its four interfaces in one little PCI card. Great for those who have either limited systems or who have maxed out the existing ports. Everything seems great so far.

Cons: None yet

Overall Review: Not really sure why others said that they had to cut their cases to make the external cables fit...I've tried it in 3 different systems and all fit perfectly fine.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5
TERRIBLE just doesnt work 7/10/2009 7:03:11 AM

Pros: The price... thats it

Cons: You get what you pay for. Unfortunatly some of us cant afford more expensive cards, weather its for business or personal use, so we have to go with the cheapest possible. The problem is sometimes the cheapest just dont work. As mentioned before, the usb ports require cutting of the case to acess them, this is unacceptable if your using this for a clients computer. Second, once a sata drive is attached the device cant start when windows loads, rendering your hard drives inoperable. i spent 4 hours trying to fix the problem with no result. Luckily New egg was greeat enough to refund my money. they are great. But as far as this card goes, definatly save the headache and spend just slightly more $ for something better.

Overall Review: I understand that some people can get this card to work, but i have yet read a review where someone gets the usb ports, ide, sata AND raid to work in its entirety. To spend $25 and not take advantage of all the options and risk issues with this card, why would you even buy it? spend a bit more $ and either get a newer model or different manufacturer. Raid-ing an IDE and SATA really dont make sense unless of course its the ONLY drives you have and you MUST raid the 2, or using it for seperate drives would also make sense, but in that case, there are plenty of cheaper cards that offer the same thing. In fact, maxter even gives them away free when you buy some of their sata drives! And they work properly.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Customer, if you are adding a new SATA drive as storage, please make sure the Boot Priority in BIOS is set to the on board IDE first. On the other hand, this card only supports SATA I hard drive, you might need to jumper your SATA II hard drive to SATA I transfer rate at 1.5Gb/s as the auto speed negotiation might not work well on the hard drive. All of our products come with at least 3 years warranty. Please don't hesitate to contact us at support-us@syba.com if you have any problem or question.

Regards,
Syba Customer Service
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works for me 7/8/2009 12:19:55 PM

Pros: Usb 2.0 works, sata works, inexpensive, no problems

Cons: Usb ports might be hard for some people to plug into because the usual pci slot opening in the back of the computer might be a tad smaller than the length of the usb ports. They should have done the ports horizontally instead of vertically so there would be enough room. Also the instructions can be improved and the drivers on the cd can be better labeled. Requires the use of a floppy drive if you are installing a fresh copy of windows.

Overall Review: I was able to use the usb ports without any extra cutting of the case. I first installed the card, then plugged my usb devices in and finished by securing the card down with the case screw. Everything works fine in my case. I have an old computer that I turned into a server, using server 2003 standard. No problems. The operating system is running off a single 750GB sata harddrive.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Need SATA for a burner? Avoid this! 6/26/2009 7:47:49 AM

Pros: None for me.

Cons: I could never get a BDR-203 BD burner working with this. ImgBurn would give all sorts of bizarre errors that almost made me think the drive was bad.

Overall Review: If you need to get a SATA card for a SATA burner, look elsewhere. I’d probably recommend just avoiding VIA SATA controllers altogether. The Silicon Image chips seem to be better regarded for SATA burners so you might be best to start with those.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing Syba products. The problem you encountered might be a driver problem. You can find the most recent driver listed below. We try to provide the most reliable products to our customer and all our products come with at least 3 years warranty. Please don't hesitate to contact us at support-us@syba.com for replacement or if you have any question.

Regards,
Syba Customer Service 1016
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Overall, servicable 5/12/2009 11:33:44 AM

Pros: The card comes with a lot of ports. I like the fact it integrates sata,esata, usb 2.0, and ide RAID. The ports work fine, I have yet to try to set up a RAID array. Overall, it does what it says it will do.

Cons: The driver disc is horrible and the manual that comes along with it is barebones. If you want to set up a raid and make a clean install of your OS, you'll have to spend some time trying to find the files to make a floppy, and even when you find the folder, it is set up in such an unintuitive way that it is difficult to figure out what goes on the disc.

Overall Review: The manual and disc are pretty useless. go on the product site to download the drivers and manual

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