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Promise SATA300 TX2plus
4.4 out of 10

Promise SATA300 TX2plus

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Reviews and Problems with Promise SATA300 TX2plus

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Overall 10
10

Works fine in my HP xw4400 Workstation

Scott J., Newegg
25 December 2011
  • Pros: Works fine in my HP xw4400 Workstation with WinXP 64-bit. The SATA anyway; I'm not sure if I ever used the IDE.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
3 May 2009
  • Summary: Downloaded the drivers from the Promise website and unzipped. Shut down and installed the card. Booted and pointed Windows to the drivers. Done!!
  • Pros: Works perfectly.
  • Cons: Absolutely none.
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Overall 10
10

great product

Matt N., Newegg
14 April 2009
  • Summary: I use this for my 1TB GB hard drive with Ubuntu on it, works great and transfers are fast; my windows drive can't recognize it - more of a plus, really. installed into an HP xw8200
  • Pros: works great - with linux. Ubuntu 9.04 recognized it right away.
  • Cons: Windows XP 64bit could not find a driver (not a big deal for me, but could be to some)
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Overall 10
10

Pleased as punch

John M., Newegg
31 December 2008
  • Summary: For an almost 5 year old PC, this card worked great and really gave it a needed performance kick. I replaces a number of USB drives with the eData drive saving power, connectors, and got much better throughput.
  • Pros: This simply worked. Fit and finish are good, it was seen by my motherboard, Windows XP and even a couple of flavors of Linux (Acronis True Image worked flawlessly off the boot CD). I used one port for a new internal SATA drive and my boot times were cut almost in half. the other port powers an eS...
  • Cons: Not the card's fault but my hard drive light connector isn't long enough to reach the card. I still had a working floppy, but can see why needing one to load the driver is a paid, given this was the one time in 3 years the floppy was used.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works, but hope you don't need one!

Paul S., Newegg
10 December 2008
  • Pros: If you have a MB that wont handle SATA or wont recognize SATA/300 disks you unfortunately need a product like this. Once you get it installed it performs it's function - not sure about performance without doing some testing but it seems to be fine.
  • Cons: Support site is horrible. Support for most Promise components is handled by MB manufacturers and Promise doesn't seem to see a big need to provide decent support to end users. Be prepared for problems installing and uninstalling. Since many motherboards already have integrated Promise controllers...
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Overall 8
8.0

Gerat Card (no raid functionality)

George W., Newegg
12 August 2008
  • Summary: If you want raid, this isn't the card for you. If you are just searching for a great disc controller that supports both SATAII and IDE this card is worth every penny.
  • Pros: Card boots quickly, software install is quick and cohesive. Supports SATAII and IDE on one controller. Upto 2 cards per computer. Absolutely flawless installation.
  • Cons: I was disapointed to find that this card does not support any forms of RAID. Raid 1 or 0 would truly have been great.
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Overall 10
10

Great card

Nate G., Newegg
13 July 2008
  • Summary: Nice inclusion of a PATA port, though not sure what I'll do with it - I prefer to use PATA/SATA converters for ease of SATA cables.
  • Pros: Very fast card with SATA-II drives (good with SATA-I too), great driver support for any OS, including Vista x64.
  • Cons: A bit pricier than some other cards, but at least it will have updated drivers for newer OSes.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far SO SOOO good

Allen P., Newegg
29 June 2008
  • Summary: Good way to save an old system and give you the capabilities to run newer technology drives.
  • Pros: easy install for those that are experienced enough to work on thier own system. Easy way to make older system sata ready and is running a barracuda 500 gb drive quite well.
  • Cons: none so far works as advertised. however I also have an excessive amount of fans in my case.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works OK, but YMMV under Linux

Anonymous, Newegg
31 March 2008
  • Summary: For low intensity home use a cheaper SATA I (1.5Gb/s) card might be a better bet. It was for me !
  • Pros: When it works its fast. No trouble installing or being recognised by several Linux (Fedora) distros
  • Cons: Has driver issues under Linux. I installed this in a home-brew server using a Via C3 based motherboard running first Fedora Core 5, then FC 6 and now Fedora 7. Worked fine when lightly loaded but put some strain on the CPU, say rsynch backing up my PC or rapid Samba access from the Audiotron MP3 ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sata II for older system

Anonymous, Newegg
30 March 2008
  • Summary: this product is great for breathing new life into older systems, but remember to have a floppy with the driver handy wnen you try to do anything with this thing from command line(Ghost ect). This is why 4 eggs instead of five...newegg gets 5 for shipping, and customer service
  • Pros: It let me use sata on my old system...What a difference over IDE!!! Has raid ability (software). Cost effective upgrade. Made a huge performance increase over ide. Also had an extra ide header for legacy support.
  • Cons: had to use the tx2 driver whenever I loaded windows setup, or norton ghost...would not let me write zero's to drive even after loading driver. (Probably not necessary unless you get virus or something)
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