Supports up to four (4) IDE devices and software RAID function (RAID 0, 1, 0+1)
Supports Ultra DMA 6/5/4/3/2/1, PIO 4/3/2/1/0, DMA 2/1/0 modes
Supports 32-bit & 64-bit Windows® 95/98/98SE/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7/Windows 8, and DOS
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
System profile: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SATA raid on motherboard but not configured.
I have the PIR133 IDE Controller working on my system as an IDE controller. I have 4 IDE drives which I ported from my defunct XP system and they are working just fine.
This product comes with a RAID feature which I did have up and running but it was so unstable it was useless. After a series of emails between Koutech support (they were responsive) concerning the problems with the RAID; I decided I was not going to spend anymore time on this feature.
The mirrored RAID set wouldn't last 10 minutes before one mirror would drop. Even when the RAID set was working, for some reason the transfer mode of my IDE drives would get degraded from UDMA 6 to PIO 0 making it so slow, I was better off copying my files manually from one drive to another.
AS drives on an IDE controller they remain at UDMA 6.
I haven't been provided with the correct windows 8 drivers to operate the device. This shouldn't be the case. Koutech should've had the correct drivers in the first place. Windows 8 has been out over a year!!! I don't like waiting for the correct drivers!!! The customer has paid for the device therefore the correct drivers are needed for the device to operate and perform the way it should!!!
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