StarTech.com 2 Port PCI IDE Controller Adapter Card - PCIIDE2

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Pro's: 1) There are 2 IDE connections...so you can add 4 IDE devices. 2) Once you get it set up, it works fine. Con's: 1) It's pretty expensive. 2) I'm not sure if this was a fluke thing or a problem with the hardware control: I put 2 hard drives on the same cable...with each hard drive set to cable select. I wanted to reformat one of the hard drives, and the other larger hard drive contained important data. During format, I got a stranger error message...so I tried it a few more times...same error. When I tried to access my data on the larger hard drive, it asked if I wanted to format the drive. What?! It turns out that when it was formatting the smaller drive, it also formatted the larger one to the same size as the smaller one. And what's even stranger is that it formatted the smaller one with too many bytes for that hard drive. Neither hard drive was accessible, as the partitions on each were faulty (one was too big...and the other was incomplete). That was a nightmare, but I was able to recover my data thanks to some data recovery software. I'm still not sure what caused this freak format problem, so I'm not positive if it was the hardware. Just be VERY cautious if you plan on formatting a drive when you have 2 drives on the same cable.

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It works...

by Anthony on 8/12/2007

Pro's: 1) There are 2 IDE connections...so you can add 4 IDE devices. 2) Once you get it set up, it works fine. Con's: 1) It's pretty expensive. 2) I'm not sure if this was a fluke thing or a problem with the hardware control: I put 2 hard drives on the same cable...with each hard drive set to cable select. I wanted to reformat one of the hard drives, and the other larger hard drive contained important data. During format, I got a stranger error message...so I tried it a few more times...same error. When I tried to access my data on the larger hard drive, it asked if I wanted to format the drive. What?! It turns out that when it was formatting the smaller drive, it also formatted the larger one to the same size as the smaller one. And what's even stranger is that it formatted the smaller one with too many bytes for that hard drive. Neither hard drive was accessible, as the partitions on each were faulty (one was too big...and the other was incomplete). That was a nightmare, but I was able to recover my data thanks to some data recovery software. I'm still not sure what caused this freak format problem, so I'm not positive if it was the hardware. Just be VERY cautious if you plan on formatting a drive when you have 2 drives on the same cable. Read More

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Product Overview

This 2 Port IDE (Ultra ATA/133) Controller Card can be installed in a PCI slot, to add more IDE storage capability to your PC. Providing two IDE drive ports with support for data transfer rates of up to 133 MBps, this adapter card can act as the primary boot device and replace built-in IDE ports, or provide 2 additional high-speed ports to the system. Designed to perform with high-speed IDE/133 drives, the adapter card also supports 100 MBps hard drives, 66 MBps hard drives, 33 MBps hard drives, CD-ROMS, CDRW drives, and other ATA peripherals. To ensure hassle-free installation, the IDE Controller Card includes Bus-Master drivers for DOS, Windows 98/ME/NT 4/2000/XP and Vista(tm).

Specifications

Manufacturer Startech.com
Mfg Part# PCIIDE2
SKU 204395407
UPC 065030824330
UPC 14 00065030824330
Features
Product Type Ultra ATA Controller / Ultra ATA Controller
Ports 2 x 40-pin IDC Male Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) Ultra ATA / 2 x 40-pin IDC Male Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) Ultra ATA
Brand Name StarTech.com / StarTech.com
Drive Type Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) / Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Form Factor Plug-in Card / Plug-in Card
Manufacturer StarTech.com / StarTech.com
Product Name 2 Port PCI IDE Controller Adapter Card / 2 Port PCI IDE Controller Adapter Card
Data Transfer Rate Up to 1.04 Gbps / Up to 1.04 Gbps
Drive Supported Up to 4 x Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) / Up to 4 x Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Manufacturer Part Number PCIIDE2 / PCIIDE2
Limited Warranty 2 Year / 2 Year
Host Interface PCI / PCI
Tech Specs
Ports 2 x 40-pin IDC Male Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) Ultra ATA
Product Type Ultra ATA Controller
Manufacturer Part Number PCIIDE2
Manufacturer Website Address www.startech.com
Manufacturer StarTech.com
Product Name 2 Port PCI IDE Controller Adapter Card
Brand Name StarTech.com
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Host Interface PCI
Data Transfer Rate Up to 1.04 Gbps
Drive Support Up to 4 x Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Platform Support PC
Drive Type Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Standard Warranty Lifetime
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