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Controller cards

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by WoZZeR, 15 Mar 2010.

  1. WoZZeR

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  2. kerrgreg

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    as a standard pci-x cards will fit in a pci slot and will work in most cases however it will limit the speed of the raid card.
     
  3. theron

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    says it does but probably at a speed hit.
     
  4. rpstewart

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    Is there any reason for specifically looking at the Adaptec card? If you just want a plain 4 port PCI SATA card then there are plenty of generic ones available at auction for significantly less than the Adaptec one.
     
  5. WoZZeR

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    Cheers chaps, reading further reveals Sata 150 speeds through a standard PCI slot, it's the RAID I was particularly looking for as it's for an older machine (Yet another Shuttle I have acquired for my growing collection).

    Indeed, I am a bit of a snob and prefer branded, well engineered hardware with good support. :)

    I thought I may test one of the cheap ones to see if it works OK and then upgrade to the Adaptec in a couple of weeks time.
     
    Last edited: 16 Mar 2010