Bij GamePC staat een review klaar van de Abit KA7-100 die naast o.a. 6xPCI, 1xISA en 4xDIMM dus ook besschikt over een onplank ATA/100 controller die GamePC testte met de nieuwe IBM 75GXP harddisk. Tijdens het bios-tweaking kwam Chris ook heel verrassend verstopte RAID-functionaliteit tegen:
There's just nothing incredibly wrong with this board that we can complain about. The layout is great, it's got innovative features, it's rock-solid stable, and even has additional RAID functionality built-in just to seal the deal. There's just not much more you can ask for with an Athlon board. The Abit KA7-100 is bar none, the best Athlon platform we've ever had the pleasure of gracing our testbeds with.
Unfortunately, it's shelf life may be short lived, thanks to AMD's quick progression from the Slot-A to Socket-A format with their upcoming Thunderbird and Duron chips. AMD has said they WILL be manufacturing some Slot-A Thunderbird Athlons, but will quickly make the move to Socket-A as VIA KZ-133 platforms start to hit the marketplace. While we don't have any confirmation of this, it would be absolutely stupid if Abit didn't have a KZ-133 motherboard in the works, and Abit isn't stupid. Let's hope they can get a KZ-133 motherboard out soon with all the features we've come to know and love with the KA7-100. Kudos to Abit on not only bringing ATA-100 into mainstream, but (maybe unintentionally) bringing ATA-100 RAID to us as well.