…haven’t gotten an answer to my question yet. I’ve read thru the entire thread, and someone made reference to this card:
But I can’t tell if it would be a good one for my system. I have an Intel 925XCV mobo, and all 4 SATA ports are in use by hard drives, and that’s not going to change. So I’m left w/IDE.
Here’s another possibility:
The single onboard IDE controller on my mobo is being used by two DVD burners already–an NEC 3520AW, and LG GSA-4163B. Yes, I’m a burner glutton: I want MORE MORE MORE!!!
I’d like to play w/a BenQ 1620, and an Lite-On 1673. For this I need to add an IDE card. (I considered an external enclosure, but I already have a variety of external devices, and my desk is over-cluttered.)
I read in the IDE thread about sometimes add-in IDE cards conflicting w/the onboard controller, and that SI chipsets were supposed to be good–unless the onboard controller also uses an SI chipset… and… and… and…
My head is spinning. The cards are cheap, so I just want to take the plunge and get one, and try it out.
So which one would you go with: the Adaptec, or the SIIG card?