SATA card round up

SATA card round up

2018, Apr 01    

In order to keep track of my many Amazon purchases to date, I’ve made a list of the PCI sata cards that I’ve tried.

Name Picture Details Notes
Semlos 4 Ports PCI Sata Sil3114 Chipset Worked great out of the box. Stopped working after a week - returned.
Smart Gear 4 Ports PCI Sata Sil3114 Chipset Working greater than one week after install. Forced to set drive type to ‘concatenate’. Fights GTP setup that zfs raid uses.
SODIAL(TM) 4 Port SATA & IDE VIA VT6421a Took two months to arrive. Might have to use it if the GPT issue isn’t resolved.

If options 2 and 3 above fail, I’ll try this one:

Name Picture Details Notes
PROMISE PCD20378 IDE + SATA + eSATA RAID CONTROLLER CARD PCD20378 Backup

According to this mac rumours site, the SiL3114 chipset is a washout. Much better are the SIL3124 or the SIL3512.

Name Picture Details
PCI to SATA CONTROLLER CARD /// 4 CHANNELS (INDEPENDANT OR RAID MODE) /// CHIPSET SILICON IMAGE SIL3124 - RAID 5 SIL3124
PCI to SATA CONTROLLER CARD /// 2 CHANNELS (INDEPENDANT OR RAID MODE) /// CHIPSET SILICON IMAGE SIL3512 SIL3512