Silicon Image 4-Port SATA PCI Expansion Card

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Silicon Image 4-Port SATA PCI Expansion Card
Dimensions: 5.12 in x 4.72 in x 0.87 in
Weight: 5.11 oz

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Average Customer Review (31 customer reviews) 5

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  • Works great in linux

    posted by mysjkin on 13:44:13 G7T 24/07/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Works straight out of the box with my debian / kernel 3.2.0 amd64 machine. Comes with two sata cables. Unbeatable price.

    Cons: The sata cables are the shortest I've ever seen, not usable in my server box (luckily I had some longer spares) Not Pci-e.

    Other: If there was a 4 (internal) port Pci-e, card, I would have got that, but so far, this seems to work well. I am not using any type of hardware raid, but lvm

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  • Can work with Windows 7

    posted by jtrosario on 14:31:57 G12T 18/12/2012 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: This controller card can be made to work with Windows 7 if you have the right drivers. And they do exist. I was then able to install Windows 7 as a new install onto a new SSD connected to this Silicon Image 4-Port PCI Expansion Card, also known as Silicon Image 3114.

    Cons: It only comes with drivers for Windows operating systems up to Windows XP, as well as other non-Windows operating systems.

    Other: Get the above drivers and a clean installation of WIndows 7 is a breeze with this card.

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  • Working perfectly on Debian GNU/Linux

    posted by ghostDancer on 16:37:31 G11T 24/11/2012 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Good price works flawlessly on a Debian GNU/Linux, if you have to add SATA ports to your computer and you use the Penguin OS run like hell from VIA chipsets, all kind of problems, but with Sil chipsets never have any.

    Cons: Everything working perfectly till now.

    Other: Good way to relive an old IDE computer with modern disks, cheaper and easier than finding IDE ones. If you use GNU/Linux buy Sil never buy VIA.

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  • Great 4-port SATA controller expansion

    posted by lyangsuper on 07:33:11 G9T 05/09/2012 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: - Easy to install and use - contains two SATA cables, about 50 cm long - drivers are included - supports raid functionality - very cheap for a 4-port card - recognized my 2 TB drives without problems out of the box, 3 TB are not support as far as I know.

    Cons: - pci is really too slow for four harddisks, it works but don't expect stellar performance

    Other: Great for expanding drives for an extremely cheap price, if you want more speed then get a pci express model.

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  • Indispensable

    posted by sangram on 07:04:28 G8T 18/08/2012 certificated customer

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    Pros: Worked out of the box with Windows 7 using the driver CD. Windows automatically discovered an update and installed it. Works perfectly with 2TB drives in the newer shipped cards. Needs no external power connector. Cheeeeeeap!

    Cons: SATA ports are a slight struggle to understand because of the open design. Overall speed is limited to 133 MB/s of the PCI slot. You might want to look elsewhere if you're looking for olots of speed.

    Other: I would heartily recommend it to anyone, as a matter of fact you should buy two! The card just works. It's a great card to have if you're repurposing an old machine into some kind of a fileserver. It's also fantastic for those building a server and don't need full speed on every single drive (such was my application).

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  • good, cheap

    posted by Edreams on 22:47:02 G2T 06/02/2012 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Pretty good, not the fastest card, but is great when you LVM stripe drives on Linux

    Cons: The connectors to the SATA are fragile, they are also not mounted well and can bend. One drop of ethyl cyanoacrylate (super glue) to the back side of each fixes the issue.

    Other: Good deal, works for me.

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  • Good and surprisingly reliable

    posted by student69 on 10:24:46 G3T 01/03/2011 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: I have been using 4 of these cards in a linux server for over a year now and they have performed flawlessly. I had to upgrade the firmware one at a time to begin with but once upgraded they accepted all kinds of drives.

    Cons: I did have an issue with one Seagate drive that was causing a kernel panic but that turned out to be the Seagate drive itself and a firmware update corrected it.

    Other: These have provided me with a server capable of running 16 drives in LVM reliably, the speed is limited by the pci bus but is still decent. Overall I have really liked these cards.

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  • Great add-in card for small data server

    posted by wiren on 19:33:28 G2T 21/02/2011 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: - Speed and performance is great, according to SATA I standard
    - Looks pretty decent
    - Simple instalation
    - Most systems driver-free
    - 4 channels
    - All PCI compatible, ie 3V/5V
    - Support for up to 2GB harddrives
    - Perfect for a small, home data server

    Cons: - Multiple channel use simultaneously degrades the speed (ie you actively use (working on them) more than 2 harddrives at one time)

    Other: Decent and simple add-in card for older computers as an expansion or for a storage system with high compatibility, driver free on Linux.

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  • Nice and cheap

    posted by glenn on 19:21:26 G2T 07/02/2011 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: - Cheap - very well supported chipset

    Cons: - Does not handle large disks without firmware upgrade - Mine came in the wrong box, a box for another card. - Loses the RAID functionality when upgrading (Not that anyone would like to use that anyway, use the software RAID in your OS..)

    Other: If you need four cheap SATA ports, this is the card for you, a similar card with the same chipset costs four times this price in Sweden.

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  • Out of the box support for 750Gb drives is NOT the

    posted by Rusna on 07:12:43 G1T 08/01/2011 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Great device that works out of the box BUT with a little tweak: At least mine arrived for a year ago with Silicon Image's old firmware that did not understand big hard drives, so I had to manually update the firmware, luckily I'm a geek so that was no issue for me, but for some novice user plugging in 2TB drive to this and PC and it not working would be a problem.

    Cons: I had to update the firmware myself to gain support for big hard drives. This is no problem really since Silicon Image provides the needed software. Of course frimware upgrading needs some expertise, so if I was a novice I wouldn't do it.

    Other: Great product, but beware that you might need to update the firmware.

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