Because I saw this thread, I bought an ITE8212F (IT8212) PCI ATA-133 Controller, because my new motherboard do not offer any PATA connector anymore.
It was a Lindy 51112 PCI Ultra ATA-133 Controller, which offers RAID functionality also.
Unfortunately this controller does not recognize any removable media drive (ZIP, LS-120) but mainly a LS-120 was the reason I need also PATA.
At boot time, it scans for any IDE device, but the LS-120 (which works properly in an older AM2+ PC) isn't detected.
I guess this is related with a different handling of hard disk drives vs. removable media drives.
So I thought it would be a good idea to flash the controller's BIOS now (with the INT13H.BIN image from this thread).
But at the end of the flash procedure, verify fails. The original BIOS of the controller is still there, unchanged.
There are no jumper to permit flash (or deny). The two JP1 and JP2 are for enabling Primary and Secondary, but for nothing else.
This idiotic original firmware does not offer ANY kind of configuration (you can't press any key for configuration at boot time).
And last but not least, I found a management software for it (within the 51112 archive Lindy offers still), but it's only running on 32bit OS (not x64 compatible, but I am using Win 7 x64).
This is very ugly. I guess I can't do anything but throwing this controller card into the trash can.
My last idea is to insert this piece of sh*t (the controller) into an older PC with a 32bit OS (e.g. Windows XP) and try to configure it with the management software I found.
Do you have any other idea I can rescue the situation ?
P.S.: Added later after a intensely googling session: http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/os-software-fi … oller-card.html <- most of the cards can't be flashed 🙁