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

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 04:22:15 UTC 2007

On 8/20/07, Yan-Fa Li <yanfali at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yan,
> >
> > 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, there are 2 versions.  That one is PCI.  You are right.  It is
> the price of a 400GB drive.  However, that model is super fancy with
> an eSATA and 3 internal SATA ports.  I'm sure there are cheaper
> implementations out there.
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124008&Tpk=SIL%2b3124
> Here's one at around the price of a 320GB HD.  It's basically PCI, and
> supports a PCI-X slot clocked at 66MHz.  It should work just fine in a
> PCI2.2 slot.  I'm sure there are other cheaper cards out there.
> Yan

Not great to repy to yourself, but this model should also work in a
PCI slot and it's $40, about the price of a 160GB hard drive.  In
fact, I would consider one of these in my aging server which does have
PCI-X slots just because of the excellent driver support.


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