[mythtv-users] 8 Port SATA PCIx card

Albert Graham agraham at g-b.net
Mon Jul 20 13:20:26 UTC 2009

On 07/19/2009 08:51 AM, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Albert Graham wrote:
>> The card you specify is limited to 300MB per port (600M) limit, with 
>> modern drives this will be a serverly limiting factor.
> Unless I'm missing something, it says 8 channel @ 300MB/s per channel 
> - which is the spec for SATA running at 3Gb/s.
> IIRC, a four lane PCIe bus will give you 10Gb/s, or about 1GB/s. By 
> contrast, the older PCI slots give you something like 1/2 a GB/s for a 
> 64bit/66MHz or 1GB/s for 64bit/133MHz.
Actually Simon, you are correct, the card claims 3.0Gb/s, I thought this 
was PCI not PCI-E
In any case, its not a raid card and so does not have the benefits  of 
the 3ware 9650 class of card.

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