Home IDE controllers are…

IDE controllers are…

Ronald Hanaki
In our content, we occasionally include affiliate links. Should you click on these links, we may earn a commission, though this incurs no additional cost to you. Your use of this website signifies your acceptance of our terms and conditions as well as our privacy policy.

in da Bench House (cool name). They do an IDE controller roundup with the VIA 686A, VIA 686B (South Bridges), Promise PDC-20265, PDC-20267, Abit Hot Rod 100 Pro (HighPoint), and Intel ICH2 controllers. Looks like we are getting closer and closer to a 3Ware Escalade vs. Promise SuperTrak 100 vs. HighPoint something or other head-to-head-to-head ATA-100 / RAID comparison. Unfortunately, no RAID testing is done here but Bench House does a fair job as no one controller gets an unqualified nod as “the best.” Their conclusion might leave you unsatisfied but the comparison is still a worthwhile read.