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VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge - RAID Done Right!

This product is available fully ROHS-compliant.

Ripping MP3 songs, editing the family video, emailing your holiday snaps to friends… digital media is becoming more and more part of our lives, meaning larger and larger file sizes - these days, megabytes and gigabytes have taken over from bytes and kilobytes.

Storing those memories in an efficient, powerful and affordable way is important, and older IDE standards of hard drive technologies are no longer sufficient. Serial ATA represents the new wave of storage data transfer, and RAID the best of breed new standard for multiple hard drive configurations.

VIA brings you both in the easiest to use application with the VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge. Boasting advanced connectivity and multimedia features, the VT8237R Plus couples with current and next generation North Bridge chipsets to extend system performance across all major processor platforms.

See how VIA is again leading the industry, driving widespread adoption of the next generation storage and serial technologies through its advanced chipset architecture.

Exploring the Opportunities with VIA VT8237R Plus

The VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge enables you to enjoy the performance, reliability and great value of Serial ATA and RAID through the advanced VIA DriveStation Controller Suite, with its user-friendly interface that allows you to "hot swap" Serial ATA hard drives, and set up your RAID configuration "on the fly", without the complicated BIOS set-up and OS reinstallations associated with other RAID applications. RAID is truly done right with the VIA VT8237R Plus DriveStation!

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Experience movies and games as they were intended! The VIA Vinyl Multichannel Audio Suite integrated into the VT8237R Plus brings this to life, supporting the VIA Six-TRAC codec with its six channels of pure sound bliss, and up to eight channel surround sound when accompanied by the VIA Envy24PT audio controller and an additional DAC.

Just imagine true surround sound - VIA Vinyl Audio represents the best in onboard sound for PCs, enabling up to a possible eight channels of audio.

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VIA is all about enabling the platform for all major processors, and the unique VIA Modular Architecture Platform (V-MAP) approach provides the key. V-MAP means a fast and highly efficient North/South Bridge chipset interconnect at up to 1GB/s, it means the VT8237R Plus South Bridge can be twinned with a wide range of current and future North Bridges, and it means shorter development times, so that performance motherboards and systems reach store shelves faster.

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VIA VT8237R Plus press release
VT8237R Plus Whitepaper
This VIA White Paper takes an in-depth look at the advanced VT8237R Plus, and especially at the performance and benefits of the VIA's Serial ATA and RAID solutions. » Learn more...
Five Reasons You Need RAID
5 reasons to get plugged into the new high performance storage standard that fuses Serial ATA and RAID Technology to create screaming fast HDD transfers with mind numbing ease. » Learn more ...
VIA VT8237R Plus presentation
Performance Results
Check out this informative article on VIA Arena to see how the VIA VT8237R Plus DriveStation's Serial ATA and RAID stood up in hard drive benchmark tests! » Learn more...
VIA Arena RAID Safari
Join acclaimed ecologist David Hankinborough as he seeks the truth behind VIA's DriveThru™ technology for Serial RAID… » Download video!
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