Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 2 out of 5 by CF001 Beware - Unusable for System Drives
The card does not have its own BIOS*, so you cannot use it for any disk drive that contains an operating system. (Tested with Windows 7 and OpenSUSE.)
This means that you can use the card only for additional data or backup drives.
Note (*): Explanation - since there's no BIOS for the card, the computer's BIOS doesn't see any of the attached drives. This means that Windows and Linux will only see it after they have fully started.
15 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shaz Great hardware RAID card
Very fast RAID card (hardware based). Achieving speeds of 100MB/s of HDDs connected. Highly recommend this card.
07 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by panda1 nice
A nice easy transaction great company to deal with
30 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrJonny Great SATA card
Great SATA card allow me to add more hdd to my NAS
I have been using this card for weeks with out any problems.
worked out of the box on windows.
07 December 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DarrenH Keeps locking up
I bought 2 of these for a Home Server, seemed to work fine for a day or 2 then hard drives started freezing and disappearing from my computer. I removed one of the cards to see if i was overloading things but still had problems. I replaced the one card with an old sata2 card i had and no more freezing.
17 November 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by thetrooper fast ??
...with 2, or 3 ssds max speed 700megs...expected a bit more :-(
..my ssd is on its own around 510-520, so this is step forward, with hand brake on :_)))
12 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by darkvader whs 2011 setup
After purchasing a bioster 1150 mini itx for my whs2011 nas only to find out it was not capable of hotsawp and several emails to biostar proved useless this came to the rescue!
I have 4 hard drives connected to this unit and speed is marginally faster than onboard!
And Hot swap capable!
17 March 2014