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Promise SATA300 TX2plus 2ch PCI Bulk

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Promise SATA300 TX2plus 2ch PCI Bulk. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Promise SATA300 TX2plus 2ch PCI Bulk is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

So far so good

 

Since it is PCI, the bandwidth will limit your SATA I/II drive transfer speeds.

I have been using this card for over 2 years now and it is still going strong with 2x 500GB Samsung and 2x 750GB Seagate hard drives under Windows XP / Vista / 7

Price is okay

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Solid cards

 

Understood that the drives would be running slow with an Add-In controller then the onboard SATA ports. Not looking for high transfer rates when only streaming Video/Music and doing backups with WHS.

Expanded WHS to more then 8TB with two cards installed with no problems. No hardware conflicts. Needed to install the drivers during the install but otherwise these cards have been in use for ~ 1year with out failure

Drivers are on CDROM but have to extract to a Floppy. thats why you subst your USB stick ; -)

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Never Got it. New Egg's Inventory SKUs are mixed up.

 

I will determine them when the correct card arrives

Newegg has the SATA 300 TX2+ ROHC as the same SKU. If you ordered this you will get a 2 port sata card with a IDE channel

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

TX4 never fails

 

Three of these cards are used in a FreeNAS server. FreeBSD has no issue with the TX4

I have three of these. They work flawlessly. Pins are available for HD LED activity for each port

None

May, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

PROMISE SATA300 TX4 PCI SATA II Controller Card - OEM

 

Besides the crazy method of installing the drivers, the card works great. I'm guessing that it supports hot swapping since my terabyte drive shows up as a Removable Device in Windows.

Good price for a good SATA card. I only have one hdd connected to it at the moment but it's nice to know that I can add another three drives w/o having to upgrade to a new motherboard just to use terabyte drives. Bus speed between this card, another...

It comes with a CD-ROM with the drivers buried (and packed) on there somewhere. I never managed to do a manual install of the driver. When you run the install program, it requires a floppy drive to copy the drivers to! You don't even have to boot off...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works fine

 

As long as it keeps working just like it is, I have no complaints.

Worked fine on my old Pentium III system. I loaded up Puppy Linux and my three WD 1TB green drives were recognized right off the bat. It doesn't want to automount the RAID array I made with them, but I think that's a problem with the distro

It's not a real RAID card. I'm using software RAID and didn't even try any built in RAID options, since it wouldn't be hardware RAID regardless

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great for old machines

 

It does well what it does

It does not work on Mac

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Decent - but if you have no floppy...

 

Was long over due for SATA expansion in my current box. It was my install of an Nippon Labs ICR-BB All-in-one USB +eSATA Card Reader (also ordered from NewEgg) that put me over the edge. NewEgg owns, as usual.

4 SATA slots, needed it in my tower. Built this machine originally back in 2003, and have long since exceeded the SATA slots on my ASUS P4P800 Deluxe mobo. This is fitting the bill just fine so far for what I needed

Echoing what others have said - driver install wants to write it to a floppy. Who honestly has floppy in their machines anymore? I had to locate and download it off the Promise website (http://promise.com), extracted to a directory on my local machine,...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

works

 

Would give 5/5, but gave 4/5 because of price (none are cheaper, but I think they should be!). Also, black cables would have been nice. Bit it will work great, that is for sure!

Works in vista FLAWLESSLY ; drivers installed automatically ; Comes with cables ; Small size wounting bracket is very thoughtfull, even though I did not need it

cables are red, black would be nice ; would be nice if it were 10-20$ cheaper

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Easy Use

 

Newegg fast shipping is always great. Came with 4 cables, didn't need them but nice to have around.

Plug 'n Play with Ubuntu. I just plugged it in, attached my drives to it and booted right up and recognized the drives

None so far

Jan, 2009

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