[mythtv-users] OT: Help selecting PCI SATA card
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 03:41:08 UTC 2007
On 8/5/07, Harry Orenstein <holists at verizon.net> wrote:
> 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-----
> > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> > [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
> > PCI
> > 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...
> 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?
I usually check newegg and/or amazon for reviews, but usually if it
works in linux you should be good to go.
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