Reply 20 of 31, by aaron158
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-07-18, 01:38:
I've have nothing but major issues with the SIL based SATA cards. I won't use them anymore. I kinda don't relish the though of e […]
I've have nothing but major issues with the SIL based SATA cards. I won't use them anymore. I kinda don't relish the though of even trying to resell them and then the next person having problems with them as well.
They were super buggy and trashy back in the day when they came on motherboards as well.
The Promise SATA 1 150 cards always work and have Windows 9x drivers to boot. The Promise SATA 2 150 and 300 cards do not have Windows 9x drivers.
There are also a few other brands I have found and bought that also have Windows 9x drivers but I haven't done any testing with them yet.
For SATA to IDE adapters, I've been using the cheap Chinese ones off of eBay and they seem to work fine. You will just be limited by what the motherboard BIOS supports.
i looked in ebay every promise card i see are sata 2 150 or 300 i dont see any that dont say II. can u direct me to the one that has windows 98 drivers if its cheap enough ill order one to try.