This new family of PCI Express controllers offer the latest 3G/sec SATA performance and configuration flexibility at an amazingly affordable price. The controllers comes with a choice of 2 internal SATA II ports or 2 eSATA II ports for external SATA connection. Both controllers can also be installed into low profile PCs using the bundled low profile bracket. The two ports can be configured as individual ports, as RAID 1, 0, 0+1, RAID 5 or JBOD. Both controllers are also Port Multiplier compatible, thus offering potential expansion capabilities and new storage solutions
*Note: It is common in RAID5 configuration that the WRITE speed performs slower than READ. Depending on system hardware, the WRITE performance can to 25% of the READ speed. This performance difference does not affect general database application where majority of the transations are READ commands. For applications that require large files transfer or continuous writing of data on the the hard drive such as video editing, RAID5 configuration may not be desirable.
* Hot swapping hard drive has been tested on Windows OS only. When drives are configured as RAID 0 and certain RAID combination, the removal of the hard drive will result in breaking the RAID set and result in data loss.
SiI3132r5 driver for all Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
SiI3132r5 SATARaid5 Management Utility for all Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
SiI3132b non-RAID driver for all Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. To use this driver on the ADSA3GPX8-ML and ADSA3GPX8-4E, set jumper on controller to "Disable BIOS".