Syba sd-sata-4p serial ata150 4x ports raid controller card with sil3114 chipset - retail
The fact that i ordered this sata raid card reveals something about my computer: it's in need of an upgraded motherboard. Still, this little pci card has given my motherboard a reprieve. When i bought a new dvd/cd writer, i discovered that i could not use it in my machine without some modifications. The drive was sata, while my machine only had the old style pata connectors. A search on the internet solved my dilemma--a pci card that would allow me to use the sata drive on my machine. I tried a pata-to-sata bridge, which converts the sata item to pata; but because of lack of space in my tower, i could not reinstall the drive properly using the bridge (a circuit that plugs into the sata connectors on the end of the case and allows the pata connectors to be used). The pci card solved the problem. A mini cd containing the drivers and sata raid software is included with the pci card, making it a snap to install. I installed it in less than 5 minutes. It works perfectly. Thanks to outletpc. Affiliates, i got the sata card for a very good price.The product arrived on schedule in excellent condition.For price, ease of ordering, delivery, quality, and performance, i give this item a 5-star rating.