[mythtv-users] OT: Help selecting PCI SATA card

Harry Orenstein holists at verizon.net
Mon Aug 6 02:24:31 UTC 2007

Thanks for the info.  I took a look at the website.  The SATA/IDE converter 
seems to convert IDE drives to SATA.  That really doesn't help me since I 
already bought the SATA drive and don't have a SATA connection on my MB.

The other cards you suggest are Silicon Image based, so I guess you are saying 
that you would suggest a Silicon Image chip based solution.  I appreciate the 

Anyone else want to chime in here?


-- Harry O.

On Saturday 04 August 2007 11:38:03 pm Steve Peters - Priority Electronics 
> There is another option you have not considered...you can go with an sata
> to Ide converter board, thus saving you from using the pci slot.
> We sell them at my work for only $8.99
> http://www.priorityelectronics.com/ultra/ccd-st-101l.htm
> Or you can go with a sabrent PCI or PCI-e sata card (that's what I use),
> http://www.priorityelectronics.com/product/Search.aspx?store=pe&q=sabrent&p
>t =1513f52ce03f443e906a5ccab37a6fd8 - there's a bunch of sabrent stuff here
> and it works great with ubuntu edgy and feisty (for sure) and I'm sure it
> works for other linux distros.
> I'm not trying to advertise here since this is from my company, but I'm not
> sure where else to get these other than probably new egg.
> -Thanks
> -Steve
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Harry Orenstein
> Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 7:38 PM
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] OT: Help selecting PCI SATA card
> This is definitely off topic for this list, but I think that this is a good
> place to ask, so...
> I have a MB (Asus A7V8X-X) that does not have SATA ports and only supports
> cards.  I want to add storage to be able to keep more recorded programs, so
> I
> bought a 500GB SATA HD.  The question is, what is the best SATA chipset for
> PCI?  My choices are either a no-name SIL3112 card, a no-name VIA6421 card
> or
> a Promise S150-TX2plus.
> Between these choices, does anyone have a suggestion?  I run FC6 and plan
> on
> going to F7 or F8 eventually, if that makes any difference.  My concerns
> are
> what is currently best supported by libata and what will be best supported
> by
> libata in the future.  I fully intend to eventually upgrade my MB and go to
> onboard SATA, but until then...
> TIA!!
> -- Harry O.
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