[mythtv-users] NAS RAID 5 for MythTv

Jarod Wilson lists at wilsonet.com
Sat Feb 10 00:23:58 UTC 2007

On Feb 09, 2007, at 18:37, matthew.garman at gmail.com wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 11:00:00PM +0000, Stroller wrote:
>> And I find them to be fairly affordable on eBay. I'd find the
>> off-the- shelf prices (here in the UK, at least) a little
>> prohibitive, but I  don't think I'm impatient enough that that
>> needs to be a problem. It  looks like one can pick up a 9500-12
>> for a couple of hundred quid,  6TB should be enough for anybody.
> This thread prompted me to take a gander at 3ware cards on ebay.  I
> didn't see any used (or reasonably priced) PCI Express 3ware SATA
> RAID cards.  All the ones I would consider affordable (e.g. 9500)
> are 64-bit PCI cards.
> So, to those of you who own these cards, do you also have
> motherboards with 64-bit PCI (which are usually found only on
> "server" grade (i.e.  very expensive) boards), or do you just run
> them in 32-bit PCI slots found on most commodity motherboards?

64-bit PCI-X slot for me. Though I've been eyeing a PCIe card...

> I used to use a 64 bit SCSI card.  None of my mobos have ever had
> the bigger PCI slots, and this card would actually *not* work in
> several motherboards.  I'm not sure if this was a failure of the
> motherboard or the SCSI card.

Haven't tried this card in anything but a 64-bit slot, but 3ware's  
site actually lists quite a few boards with 32-bit slots only that  
are confirmed as being compatible.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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