Venator schrijft dat Neoseeker een roundup heeft gemaakt tussen verschillende IDE RAID kaartjes, te weten: de AMI Hyperdisk, de Iwill SIDE RAID 66 en de Promise FastTrack 66. De Promise kaart bleek in alle testen het snelste te zijn, op de voet gevolgd door de Iwill kaart en ergens achteraan sukkelde de AMI kaart:
The AMI Hyperdisk was easy to install and setup, provides the ability to adjust or tweak the BIOS for things like stripe size, or Boot sector Virus protection. It supports RAID 1, 0, 1/0 and even disk spanning, but -showed us relatively lower scores than the Promise or Iwill cards in all RAID configurations. AMI also packs a rather hefty price tag for not being able to deliver better performance scores. With an MSRP of $129, we found the card a bit steep in the price department, but you are buying a well known card with a nice warranty of 3 years, and itís also fully supported under Windows 95,98,NT, 2000 and DOS.
[...] Performance scores from the Iwill card were very good and just fall a hair short of being the top performer in the roundup. Interestingly, Iwill will be releasing a new BIOS that should reduce the CPU overhead from the HighPoint chip, which may translate to some real life performance increases. We'll definitely take a look again at this card once the new BIOS is made available, since it could well give the Promise card even stiffer competition at that point. The RAID66 is one of cheapest cards in the roundup, with an actual listed MSRP of only $99 [ Which means it should be cheaper on the street, but we haven't seen just how much cheaper - Editor ]!
[...] We're now left with the Promise FastTrack66 - Itís simple to install and configure, and provides a moderate level of tweaking in the BIOS. It supports RAID 0, 1, and 1/0. And Performance? Very solid, with average benchmarks scores consistently higher than either the Iwill or AMI card. The average retail price tag is $125 though, and for us this was fair when you consider the performance and included utilities [ note however, that we have seen prices as low as $99 online - Editor ]. This card is also hot-swap ready. The warranty, curiously enough, is the most disapointing in the roundup, being only 2 years - and that is somewhat surprising because Promise makes some very solid products. This card, too, is supported under Windows 98, NT, 2000, and DOS.