Rated 4 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4 out of 5 by FlippyFF A simple and effective RAID controller
As the title says, this card is simple and effective. It installed easily into an existing build. I chose to pre-install the Windows 10 driver before installing the card. A slight scare on first boot as the BIOS boot order had been changed but that was an easy fix.
The first Windows 10 boot with the card installed produced a "Driver loaded but hardware not found" message in Device Manager - at this point I had no drives connected to the card. Shut down, connect a drive and re-start and card/driver was happy.
Shut down machine, unplug drive and boot up again and this time I was met with a shrill "whistle" alerting me to a drive failure - it certainly gets your attention! I didn't see anyway to turn this off in the card's BIOS which means you have to install the card's management software which is simple to do. Once installed, the "whistle" can be acknowledged and if desired, turned off completely. The software also allows email alerts to be configured which will be useful.
I eventually installed two 3TB drives in a mirrored configuration and this works very well.
08 September 2015