Before we get into the card itself, we want to take a look at the box and what you get for your dollars. The HP 1740 is aimed at the cheaper SATA-II setup for the home or server environment. The box displays the traditional colour scheme that Highpoint makes for its desktop products.
The back of the box displays a picture of the card as well as lists the features the card supports as well as some general info for users of other Highpoint products.
Documentation and software are very simple. There is a single user manual that gives installation instructions, setup instructions and basic info on the card itself. The included CD has drivers for Windows XP, XP64, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 operating systems. The Windows boot drivers are also included so you can copy them to a floppy disk if you want to use the HP controller for your primary boot controller. On their website, there are also drivers available for Windows Vista (RC2 and above in 32-bit or 64-bit) as well as various versions of Linux and FreeBSD.
Highpoint includes 4 extremely long SATA data cables. These don't have any of the locking tabs that we enjoy on the latest cables, which is something we would like to see Highpoint fix in the next lot of controllers they supply. A half height PCI bracket is included for use in server systems that don't support full height PCI. Lastly there is the HP link cable that allows you to connect two cards together to expand the RAID array across a couple of controllers.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Package and Contents]
- Page 3 [The Card]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and PCMark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - HD Tach]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - File Copy Test]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - HD Speed]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Game Loading Times]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Conan Exiles alpha screenshots show a brutal and desolate world
- CBS not talking with Apple about streaming TV services anymore
- Unsurprisingly, the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in January
- Grand Theft Auto Online Valentine's day special, Adversary Mode
- Final Fantasy 14 patch 3.2 begins the Gears of Change
- Extreme Problem (not alone)
- Кадастровая оценка от Мо
- Cougar 450K Hybrid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
- more a what's your opinion on motherboard replacement re: asus 1225b
- Debug 62
- Phanteks Announces the Eclipse P400 and P400S Chassis
- ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series returns to Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2016
- ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Horus GK2000 Gaming Keyboard
- Logitech Announces the G810 Orion Spectrum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
- ADATA Reveals HD650X and HD710M USB 3.0 External Hard Drives