[mythtv-users] NAS mobo
whitem at arts.usask.ca
Thu Aug 21 16:13:53 UTC 2008
> PCI-X is still very valid in the server space, and lots of good cards
> are available. PCI-E is catching up with it in terms of penetration
> though. In a 20 disk configuration like this PCI-X will be just as good
> as PCI-E.
Just as a data point for you, Yan - at work I have a Sunfire X4500
server (basically an AMD motherboard, 2 dual core procs, and slots for
42 SATA disks). It's currently running linux software RAID, and I'm
very happy with it.
I'm not sure of the motherboard - likely a Sun proprietary one. But,
the chipset is all AMD, and it's PCI-X.
The heart of the thing are the SATA controllers. It has 6 Marvell SATA
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. MV88SX6081 8-port SATA II PCI-X Controller
They work very well, and I have had no issues with the thing at all.
It's probably overkill for your project, but if you can find a card with
that Marvell SATA controller, you'll likely be happy....
Matt White whitem at artsandscience.usask.ca
Arts and Science IT University of Saskatchewan
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