[QUOTE=Stereodude;2697522]I’ll be curious to know if / how it works. I have reservations about the PCI slots on the Z87 motherboards since the Intel chipset dropped PCI and the PCI bus is being provided by 3rd party PCIe to PCI bridge chipset. It’s putting another layer of complexity on top of the situation. It’s anyone’s guess how good the implementation of the PCI bus is by the 3rd party chipset and if it will cause problems or not with a PCI drive controller.
Frankly, I wish my ASRock Z87 Extreme 6 had only PCIe slots instead of having 2 PCI slots.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Lebowsky;2697526]I fail to read before acting again. oh well. The 0680 PCI card is ordered, we’ll see how that goes. I’ll be more than happy to report bacj with results, it won’t be before a month or so though, the mobo is currently delayed… (Intel DZ87KLT-75K)[/QUOTE]
Well it took 3 months, but I’m working on it. I just flashed the SIL680 on my older machine (didn’t want to take any risk with the PCIe -> PCI conversion, besides it was easier to boot to dos from a floppy ;)), worked fine.
I plugged the card in the Z87 box, Device manager said unknown hardware. Windows didn’t want to accept the 184.108.40.206 driver. So I just put the Delock CD in, let it scan, and Windows chose the 220.127.116.11 driver! Seems to be working fine! I ran a windows update check… winupdate detected an available driver update. I won’t install it for now, we’ll see how it goes like this for a while (haven’t plugged the Plextor Premium yet - now it’s doing a lot of windows critical updates). Wischmop, do you remember if the buggy driver you were mentioning was the 18.104.22.168?