4 Port SATA Serial ATA PCI RAID Controller Card - Silicon Image
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    4 Port SATA Serial ATA PCI RAID Controller Card - Silicon Image
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    4 Port SATA Serial ATA PCI RAID Controller Card - Silicon Image

    Why throw away your old PC just because you need a new drive and cannot find a good PATA IDE drive for it? Add four independent SATA-I ports to your PCI equipped computer and enjoy the benefits of the optional software RAID configuration for added speed and/or data security with this adapter card from Monoprice!

    With SATA being the standard for the past few years, it is getting harder and harder to find a good PATA IDE drive for older computers. However, as long as you have an open PCI slot, you can add this adapter card, which gives you four SATA-I (1.5 Gbps) ports, so you can use the newer drives.

    The card comes with an optional RAID utility, which lets you configure a RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 0+1 setup on two or more of the SATA ports. You can have one RAID 0 or 1 setup and two independent SATA drives, two RAID 0 or 1 sets, or a single RAID 0+1 set. The card uses the SIL3114 chipset and will work in a 32-bit 66 MHz PCI bus.

    It includes drivers for Windows® 98SE / ME / NT4 / XP / Server2003 / Vista® / Server2008 / 7 (both 32 and 64-bit where applicable) and for various versions of RedHat, Fedora, and SuSE Linux systems.

    Features:

    • PCI Specification Revision 2.3 compliant
    • Serial ATA Specification Revision 1.0 compliant
    • Compliant with programming interface for Bus Master IDE Controller, Rev 1.0
    • 4x Internal SATA-I ports
    • Silicon Image SIL 3114 host controller chip
    • Compliant with Serial ATA (SATA) 1.0 specification
    • Supports 66Mhz PCI with 32-bit data
    • Supports programmable and EEPROM, FLASH & EPROM loadable PCI class mode
    • Supports ATAPI devices (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, etc)
    • Integrated SATA Transport, Link Logic & PHY layers
    • 48-Bit sector addressing
    • Virtual DMA
    • Supports 4 Independent SATA-I channels (1.5Gbps)
    • Supports software RAID 0 (striped), RAID 1 (mirror), and RAID 0+1
    • Supports co-existing RAID set and Non-RAID HDDs
    • Allows HDDs with different sizes to be configured in a RAID set
    • Includes both Non-RAID and RAID drivers and utilities for various versions of Windows and Linux (see specifications for complete list)


    Support Files:

    Microsoft, Windows, and Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

    Package Contents:

    • 1x SIL3114 PCI 4-channel SATA controller card
    • 1x SATA cable
    • 1x Software driver & Utility disc
    • 1x User's manual

    Non-RAID Drivers for:

    • Windows 98
    • Windows 98SE
    • Windows ME
    • Windows NT 4.0
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    RAID Drivers for:

    • Windows 98SE
    • Windows ME
    • Windows NT 4.0
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Fedora Linux Core 2, Kernel revision 2.6.5-1.358 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Fedora Linux Core 3, Kernel revision 2.6.9-1.667 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Fedora Linux Core 4, Kernel revision 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • RedHat Linux 7.3/8.0/9.0 (64-bit)
    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4, Kernel revision 2.6.9-5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 1, Kernel revision 2.6.9-11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • SuSE Linux 8.1/8.2 (64-bit)
    • SuSE Enterprise Linux 9.0, SP1, RC5, Kernel revision 2.6.5-7.139 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • SuSE Pro Linux 9.2, Kernel revision 2.6.8-24 (32-bit)
    • SuSE Pro Linux 9.3, Kernel revision 2.6.11.4-20a (32-bit and 64-bit)

    RAID JAVA GUI Utility for:

    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows Server 2008

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    4.5 / 5.0
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    Great PCI SATA card for a great price!
    These cards work great. Any issues come from the PCI bus limitations in speed.

    In my UnRaid NAS, the drives hooked to the PCI controller cards average 75MB/s. While the onboard SATA drives average 109MB/s.
    This may seem like a big drop in performance, but for the price, it's a huge bang-for-your-buck!

    My NAS drives are mostly read from and not written to. (I never tried the RAID functionality of the cards since UnRaid is JBOD, and in my opinion is better for my needs than RAID)


    PROS: Can put 4 SATA drives on one PCI card inexpensive works with all OS that I tried

    CONS: I wish it were faster, but that is the fault of the PCI bus, not this card.
    August 9, 2010
    Awesome thanks to nickv2002
    Works great so far (mind you, I only have 1 HD plugged into the card).

    Also, mine didn't come with the 2 sata cables it was suppose to come with. I'm going to mention this to Monoprice.

    I took off 1 star for each for the tricky set up to JBOD and the missing cables.

    PROS: - Comes with Windows 7 drivers
    - works as raid and JBOD (just a bunch of disks or non-raid) (FYI, I never tried the raid function)

    CONS: Thanks to nickv2002, I was ready to flash the bios (or firmware?) on my card. The default bios only allowed for my HD to be set up as raid. Below are the steps I followed (again thanks to nickv2002).

    1) Go to http://www.siliconimage.com/support/searchresults.aspx?pid=28&cat=15&os=0
    2) Download the "BIOS Update Utility for Windows"
    3) Download the "SiI 3114 IDE BIOS" (v5.5.0.0)
    4) Unzip them both
    5) Copy all the file to the same folder
    6) Click on Start - Run and enter in "cmd" (this will bring up a command prompt window)
    7) Go to the folder where the flash tool and the bin file is
    8) Type in "siflashtool /v" to see the current version of your bios
    9) Type in "siflashtool /file:b5500.bin"

    NOTE: To flash back to raid then download "SiI3114 IDE, SATARAID5 and system BIOS" and use the file r5403.bin.
    September 1, 2011
    Works with Windows Home Server
    Using it to add 4 additional SATA ports to my home made WHS machine. Make sure to flash the card to the latest BIOS just in case though. The BIOS and flash utility can be found on Silicon Image's website, google it to find it.
    September 16, 2009
    4 Port SATA Serial ATA PCI RAID Controller Card - Silicon Image
    This card worked great, I needed extra Sata ports and this was the ticket, the included drivers only go to win xp or maybe Vista but my windows 7 rig auto loaded the drivers from the windows update.I was also glad that the card size was small and fit perfectly without blocking my video card fan....I cant believe how much it would cost at a retail store....good job monoprice..I love you in a straight sort of way:)

    Tom
    March 24, 2010
    Works fine
    Using it as a RAID card for my Debian Linux server. Works fine with a Debian-supported beta driver for this type of RAID card. No problems and cheap enough to buy another.
    August 31, 2009
    5/5
    It does exactly what I need it to, which is add more SATA ports to my system.

    Flashed it with the base firmware, and its working great.
    February 4, 2010
    Outstanding SATA PCI Controller card
    5/5

    PROS: I just like to say that I received this card today, 8/4/10 and with the drivers installed imediately. It truly exceeded my expectations and I also noticed that there are drivers for windows-7. I truly wish everything was as easy to install as this card.
    August 4, 2010
    Required BIOS Update do do what I wanted
    If you want this card to do JBOD you have to change the firmware. In all the documentation it shows the ability to choose JBOD for a drive within the BIOS but, on my card at least, there was no JBOD option presented, just RAID options. It's nuts, but here's how to get JBOD to work:

    First you need to download the latest BIOS files from SiliconImage, which you should be able to find here.

    http://www.siliconimage.com/support/searchresults.aspx?pid=28&cat=15&os=0

    You'll also need the BIOS Update Utility for Windows or DOS (I used the latter with a DOS USB key).

    For JBOD you need to load the firmware with the name b.bin where is the version number. This is unhelpfully identified as the IDE firmware by SiliconImage. This firmware removes RAID support so your system just sees a bunch of disks rather than a RAID controller. If you want the non-JBOD firmware you can update the firmware to a r.bin image instead. In any case run the command, something like:

    updflash b.bin

    It might ask you to pick some kind of memory type. I have no f-ing idea what this is about, I just chose the first thing on the list (option 0). Then it should flash your firmware, if things go okay you should get a message like "Return Code 0" which is a success.

    After this, your system, provided it has adequate driver support, should just see the raw drives you have connected to the card. I've used this card with recent versions of Linux (Ubuntu) and OpenSolaris and I never needed to install drivers for those operating systems. Your milage may vary.

    PROS: Cheap
    Works
    Good *nix driver support

    CONS: BIOS Change Required for JBOD
    Bad Documentation
    August 19, 2010
    might as well be vaporware
    This is a rebranded, reboxed Syba card which if needing correct drivers, sends you to a third different company to get correct software if you can decipher their product coding. This is not Monoprices fault.



    I installed the card, it installed as a Raid card. I wanted it to add only SATA ports, so had to reflash the bios of the card, easy enough, as was installing driver. Here is thw problem. This is on an older Dell machine. The adapter card is seen in the system bios, as well as Windows XP. Same with the two optical drives on the card. When you try and use either, you get a code 19 AND a code 28 error. These errors mean drivers are not installed on either the adapter or optical drives. The drivers for the adapter card are installed because device manager sees them unless you try to use the card via the control card managent software. Neither drive came with driver software, nor is there any from the drive manufacture as they utilize the Windows system drivers. This leaves me with two unusable drives as well as an unusable adapter card. The same code problem shows up when trying to set card up as a Raid card as well.

    PROS: Decent price, ease of swapping bios between RAID and storage device.

    CONS: Difficulty of location of device drivers. Very poor instructions, no way to swap bios and drivers with software provided on driver disk.
    June 4, 2014
    5/5
    Very Good Card. Worked very well with Linux, clonezilla.
    Initial configuration problem and left single drive as Concatenated. Don't know if that's required or not. Drivers worked very well with XP.
    I am satisfied with the card at this reasonable price.
    July 30, 2009
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