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VIA VT6421A IDE & SATA RAID PCI Controller Card

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** VIA VT6421A Serial ATA RAID PCI Controller Card **

Add additional devices to any computer with this RAID
controller card. It features the VIA VT6421A chipset, compliant with Serial ATA Specification Rev 1.1, supports external flash for BIOS expansion and RAID functions. This PCI card has two Serial ATA connectors (two internal connectors) with data transfer rates of up to 150 MB/second and one internal
UDMA/133 IDE connector!

For XBOX 360 users, this card is the VT6421A (6421A) chipset. The only difference between the VT6421A and VT6421L is that the VT6421A requires MTKFlash (flash) to hexedit the port I/O's. If you use Xtreme Boot Maker, XBM will do this for you automatically.

For those of you looking for a VIA based SATA card that is not expensive, works and is available worldwide I have just tested and installed it. Let Windows search the CD for drivers and use xtreme boot maker to create a bootable usb stick.

General Features
- VIA VT6421A chipset
- PCI interface
- 33 MHz operation
- Supports PCI 2x mode
- Complies with PCI Local Bus Specification Rev 2.2
- Supports external flash for BIOS expansion and Raid
Functions
- Supports RAID Level 0/RAID Level 1/JBOD
- Serial ATA Specification Renv 1.1 compliant
- Supports intenal PHY
- Dual channel master mode supports up to two SATA
- Up to 150 Mbps maximum transmission rate for SATA
- UDMA/133 IDE interface
- Single channel mode disk controller supports two IDE
enhanced drives
- Supports ATA PIO mode 4 , DMA-mode 2 drives, & UDMA-mode 6

Connectors
- One (1) UDMA/133 internal IDE connector
- Two (2) SATA connectors (two internal).
- Compatible with Windows

Retail Package Includes
- VIA VT6421A Serial ATA RAID PCI Controller Card
- Software CD
- One (1) SATA cable (L to L)

Notes

Requirements:
* Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
* Windows Vista 32-bit and Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit (sometimes require download from viaarena web site).
* Available PCI slot
* CD-ROM drive

Disclosure:

  • CD size is mini and not regular CD size as shown in picture.

    DRIVER DOWNLOAD

    VIA v5.80g drivers (from 19 Nov 2009): VIA Arena VT6421A drivers (works with OS mentioned above, as well as Vista 32-bit and 64-bit) - Yes, download driver includes software that works with Windows Vista 32-bit and Vista 64-bit.

    What is the difference between the VT6421A and VT6421L chipset? The VT6421L card can flash the Samsung drive and "bad-flash" an MS28 without soldering.

    If you want the VT6421L chipset instead, we sell the VT6421L chipset PCI card separetely.

    The VT6421L has been out of production since Dec 2006. If you find a retailer selling a "VT6421L" please verify as it is most likely VT6421A chipset.

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