Help with add-in IDE controller brand

Ok, I read through all 11 pages of the def. IDE PCI thread…however I came to these final conclusions, with some questions still remaining:

Promise is a nono for ODDs

IT8212F w/ ATAPI BIOS works well (even for ODD used for booting)

Sil0680A w/ 3101 BIOS works well with ODDs (but its an older BIOS and may not support ODD booting)

Now can some one confirm all these facts, and also NEEED to know what Brand (Syba, Asus, etc) are flashable, thanks!

bump, anyone?

how about the Acard ATP865 chipset…I read some posts that are not to positive…some one please chime in

thanks

bump…some1 has to know something about my questions…

thanks