Very easy to install and setup on Asus P5KC workstation.CD Rom for Driver did not read,and could not make driver disk.In Vista Installation,Vista found driver after looking down into the AM64 file folder, no need to make a driver disk. I installed in "middle"PCIx slot, which made a difference for other installers.Came with cable kit, clear instructions for installation,and fast and reliable.
I recently built a file server and was going back and forth about whether or not I wanted to use the motherboard's on-board RAID or get this card instead. I ended up deciding to purchase this controller card instead of using the on-board, and I am very glad I did.If you're not familiar with dedicated RAID controllers, the first thing to understand is that they're not like the on-board solutions; there's a reason this costs more than your motherboard. On-board RAID solutions are typically just a chip with I..
This is a great RAID controller. It's a bit pricey, but if you need a high performance RAID 5 controller, there aren't many solid options. Setup is quick. Compared to the built Intel RAID that I was using previously this card is about 2x as fast for read and write operations. The Intel RAID was nearly unusable during a rebuild, this card continues to provide excellent performance rebuild or not. Only gripe is the price.