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Old 08-02-2011, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New RAID/SATA Controller

I've been browsing around for a decent RAID/SATA controller card. All 6 of my SATA slots on my MoBo are filled. Slaymate told me in a previous thread that RAID and SATA cards are basically one in the same, at least that is how I interpreted it. I am not looking to RAID with this one. I simply want extra SATA slots to accommodate extra drives (Between 2 & 4).

I'm looking to spend about $20 give or take, nothing fancy, but not junk. Any ideas? Newegg appears to be out of the SATA3 PCI-E cards...

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Default Re: New RAID/SATA Controller

I've used the Syba brands in the past. But that should work as fine. All controllers of late are basically the same quality, IMO.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How is compatibility with Win 7 64bit? Are SATA controllers plug and play (auto detect)? Or will I need software in order to use it? My RAID controller is a pain in the butt with that stuff.
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I never used an OS drive on a controller card. But I think the latest ones are just plug n play.
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