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VIA VT6421: PCI Serial ATA/IDE controller with RAID support

If you want to move to Serial ATA hard drives, but you motherboard doesn´t support this interface, you can try a new PCI card on VIA VT642 chip from VIA Technologies.

Besides Serial ATA support, VT642 has a number of other advantages like Serial ATA RAID and can be controlled via PCI and Cardbus (PCMCIA).

VIA VT6421 Serial RAID features the DriveStation technology and supports up to 2 x Serial ATA and 2 x IDE devices in RAID Level 0, Level 1, JBOD. Other specs include:

  • Works under Microsoft Windows 9X/ME/NT4/2K/XP, most Linux cores
  • 33MHz PCI 2.2
  • 1 Ultra ATA-133 IDE channel for 2 devices
  • ATA PIO mode 4, multi-word DMA mode 2, UltraDMA mode 6
  • Compatible with ATA/ATAPI-6
  • Serial ATA 1.0
  • Firmware upgradable
  • 0.22µm CMOS
  • 128-pin PQFP, 14x20mm

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