[mythtv-users] Another take on large-capacity disk enclosures

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Jun 16 19:47:19 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 16 June 2009 13:23:49 Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote:
> Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote:
> > Brian Wood wrote:
> >> On Tuesday 16 June 2009 10:31:54 Raymond Wagner wrote:
> >>> The problem is they're not looking for hardware RAID at all, in
> >>> addition to the $400 price froogle comes up with.  Better option might
> >>> be this one...
> >>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118100 It's
> >>> fairly 'dumb' as far as hardware RAID goes, and about twice the price
> >>> of the Supermicro controller, but it's cheaper and will probably give
> >>> better performance than low end Promise and HighPoint cards.  It's also
> >>> multilane, so you need breakout cables or a compatible backplane.
> >>
> >> Looks like a nice unit. It's more expensive than the SuperMicro card
> >> because it's a PCI-Express SAS controller the S/M is a PCI-X SATA
> >> controller, apples and oranges.
> >>
> >> But it's the best PCI-Express card I've seen, thanks for the pointer.
> >
> > This one is very similar (same chipset, I think) but cheaper:
> >
> > http://www.provantage.com/supermicro-aoc-usas-l8i~7SUPM18C.htm
> Scratch that, I think this uses some proprietary slot.
> Sorry for the noise.

The web posting at Provantage says it's a PCI-Express card, though it doesn't 
specify 16X or otherwise. The picture looks odd, having a "hook" on the rear 
like an AGP card., so I don't think it's really PCI-Express.

The Supermicro site seems to indicate it's a UIO slot, which is, as you say, 
somewhat proprietary.

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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