This has been a perfect example of “Buy cheap, buy twice” I hope whoever is responsible for this card has a massive and irrecoverable I. Download, installation and usage instructions for both Linux and Windows can be found below. Most of the time, this works with consistent read and write speeds my four connected HDDs have been running at max speed; of course with SSDs or port multipliers this may no longer be the case. Here are my specs: Does what it’s supposed to do and does it well.

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It enables connection to internet download speed up to 7. I haven’t noticed any big performance penalty from it being a PCI card. Fine by me and cheaper and faster than home delivery.


The center of the omnidirectional image can be detected automatically using either a very simple and fast algorithm based on image thresholding or a slower but much more robust method based on edge detection and Hough transform. The new one only has four ports plus a riser board for two M2 SSDs. Great card for port-multiplier enclosures.

Full marks to the vendor and manufacturer. The supplied miniport or storport driver for the management interface may cause problems, but the card works just fine without it as the drives do not need any special configuration. Windows 10 downloaded and installed drivers for it so lihux I had to do was to put it in pinux connect my drives.


EC230 (SD / SDHC / SDIO Card Reader)

This freed up the M2 port so able to develop machine – happy days! There are no specific drivers for Windows 10, simply generic MS storage controller drivers dated Much faster than I can with two separate 3. Card installed and supports both ready jbod drives instantly.

Non of these are used simultaneously or with high data throughput, so I can’t comment on the data speed, but for my purposes it’s an excellent solution.

EC (SD / SDHC / SDIO Card Reader)

So went with that. I’m currently using it with an ODD drivea 2. With care one can even put a 2. As usual amazon’s return process was flawless. You can always dual-boot if it’s got a Windows CoA.

When buying a used ThinkPad, remember to check that the BIOS is ,inux locked with a supervisor’s password and that Computrace is not enabled and activated.

It came with a driver CD but the accompanying leaflet CD didn’t mention windows 10 so i searched for drivers online. I bought mine through Newegg but it was quite a while ago.


Check that you have a 4x or wider PCI-E slot at least version 2. Simple to Use, and Competitive Price Works perfectly and is very easy to set up. My second card has a raid 10 with 4 x GB hybrid drives. Question problem description 3. Such significant power savings are the result of Atheros enhanced PHY architecture, 55nm design and efficient power amplifiers.


The connected drive was seen immediately after the driver was installed. But it isn’t adequate for heavy simultaneous use of 4 drives; nor is it useful for drive testing or diagnostics.

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Fc230 Agreement and Privacy Policy. Here are my specs: Kinux with both half-height and full-height brackets and all screws needed to mount the drives.

Never use nail polish remover acetone. Comparison video The only tools you liinux for servicing a ThinkPad are a set of small screwdrivers and a nylon spudger for taking the screen and keyboard bezels offand possibly a pair of tweezers.

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