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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