PCI-X SATA Card + Server Recommendation
Adriaan de Groot
groot at kde.org
Sun Oct 26 22:43:03 UTC 2008
On Sunday 26 October 2008 21:49:35 Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > Ouch. I was thinking more along the lines of a dead-simple SATA card in
> > the under $50 range. I'm not up at all on PCI-X stuff, but I assume I
> > can go with a normal PCI card, right? Or 64-bit PCI (or is that PCI-X)?
> > What kind of performance hit would I have going from a PCI-X card to
> > something else, and if I remove the PCI-X restriction, is there another
> > recommended card?
In the "cheap and it seems functional in my 4-drive GEOM mirror setup" --
software raid, so easy to migrate, there's SiI3124-based cards. Addonics makes
a 4-port PCI-X card which I ran in a 32-bit PCI slot for a while. Note that
these don't do any kind of HW raid, so it might not be applicable at all (I
haven't read this entire thread).
There's also a 2-port 3132 based PCIe x1 card and a 4-port PCIe x4 card (I
suppose that's 3124 again, but don't know). It's all the same architecturally,
and supported by ata(4).
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