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StarTech.com 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card - storage is rated4.00 out of5 by3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cannot access card BIOSWell i bought this thing for a raid controller to raid my 2 ssd hard drives toghether, but the bios wont boot up.... In-fact when I start up my pc, right when the Controller bios shows up, it's just a blank black screen, like it froze or something. I have no idea how to fix it, installed all the drivers, have been working on this for literally 4 days.... I mean it's good for an AHCI and my hard drives work on it, literally just can't use raid, which is the whole purpose of me buying this thing.
Date published: 2017-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No way to monitor RAID healthI bought this a few months ago, and I am disappointed in the Windows software for this product. There is no way to know if the RAID is degraded from Windows. This software should pop up a message or, better yet, send an email when the RAID has been degraded.
Date published: 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WIN2016Installed it in ASUS mobo created a raid-1 volume from two drives.Had no problem to install and boot Win2016 (ver 2018) with windows drivers coming in iso file
Date published: 2018-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Lifesaver!Recently bought an HP Envy 750-150. It has a bay for an additional drive and an available power supply plug. Much to my surprise there wasn't an a available SATA data connection on the motherboard. Found this card on Amazon. Installed it in the available PCIe x1 slot and a hard drive, and now I'm in business. Windows 10 recognized the card without any driver installation. GREAT CARD!
Date published: 2016-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Giving a old box new lifeI have a HP Z800 that I wanted SSD w/Sata3 to speed things up. This card has allowed this to happen. I am running a dual boot - Win 7Pro 64 bit and Ubuntu and both OS can see the SSD.
Date published: 2017-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullI bought a Samsung SSD to speed up boot times in my 5 yr old Win 7 PC, which only supports SATA2, so I bought this SATA3 card from Amazon to get the best from the SSD.Make sure you insert the Startech card in a PCIe Rev 2 x16 slot, otherwise you won’t get the best SSD speed benefits. Fortunately I had one, and it physically installed easily.Win 7 did NOT automatically install the driver software (Startech say it will), so I'd downloaded the latest driver from Startech's web site and had it ready to install. Windows eventually conceded that the adaptor driver was working correctly.With the new SSD plugged into this card, boot times are now blindingly quick. I've seen no stability problems so far after a few day's operation. This card adds about 10 seconds to the boot sequence while the driver is loaded, but even with this, the PC is now useable after 75 seconds instead of seven minutes, so the card seems to be working well. Brilliant.
Date published: 2014-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Limited successI bought this primarily for use with Linux (debian) but discovered after purchase that debian (and ubuntu) dists are not supported. It does work with Win7 and SUSE but I really don't need that for my application.
Date published: 2018-07-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked perfectly, right out of the boxLast month I bought a new desktop, and I wanted to use my eSATA 1TB external with it (yes, I am related to the dinosaurs). I'm really glad I bought this card. It worked perfectly right out of the box, and installation was a snap. Best hardware upgrade I ever did myself.For reference I'm running Windows 8.1 on an Asus desktop with an Intel quad core processor.
Date published: 2014-10-11T00:00:00-04:00