I got a RAID card a few weeks ago and I have be using it without any problems.
I have two Seagate U10 10GB 5400rpm ATA 66 drive.
Previously, when I benchmarked my HDDs read speed, I managed to get 18MB/s. Both the HDDs are connected to the primary IDE channel.
Recently, I bechmarked my HDDs again and managed to get 27MB/s (read speed). I am using striped mode for my HDDs.
Can I trust the benchmark results ? Another thing I wonder is, why the drives can’t reach even ATA 33 speed ? However, I didn’t notice much improvent from my HDDs in real life.