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Card simply does not work as advertised.
on 24 February 2014
Installed onto a Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP2 rig (all updates), installed drivers and rebooted. Installed four SSD's, ran AS-SSD bench to find throughput was 8MB/s, that's right 8MB/s!!!!
I contacted their tech support to be told "we don't understand why it's doing that, we'll forward the problem to our design team but we can't help you". I spent nye on a full day experimenting with different configurations, different cables and drives and no luck at all. I took the card to a different machine to see if it was a compatibility issue with my rig, but the problem persisted.
With a single drive the performance is spot on for Sata III, with a Crucial M500 240GB I received the advertised speeds of 480MB/s read 270MB/s Write.
Avoid this card at all costs, if you seriously need RAID look at an Adaptec SAS controller, yes they cost three times as much but they are reliable and work exactly as advertised and come with fantastic product support.