[mythtv-users] OT: Help selecting PCI SATA card
holists at verizon.net
Tue Aug 21 03:19:46 UTC 2007
> The best way to figure out which card to use is by chipset.
> The Silicon Image 3124 looks like one of the best supported chipsets
> you can get, including Port Multiplier Support in the 2.6.23
> timeframe; 5 drives on each SATA connector. Just make sure the
> chipset is supported by the linux SATA drivers and you are good to go.
> For example this one:
> Might be interesting, though it is a little bit expensive.
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Thanks for the reply. I had already considered the 3124 but 2 things give me
pause: it is about 3 times the price of the 3112 or Promise cards (which is
close to the price of the drive I'm trying to add) and it is only for a PCI-X
bus, but may work on a standard PCI bus. My bus is PCI 2.2 and I'm not sure
if PCI-X on a PCI bus requires PCI 2.3 or not.
But it may end up being my fall back position.
-- Harry O.
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