Support for SAS/SATA non-RAID adapters
gerrit at pmp.uni-hannover.de
Thu Nov 19 08:52:47 UTC 2009
On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:15:59 -0600 Barry Pederson <bp at barryp.org> wrote
about Re: Support for SAS/SATA non-RAID adapters:
BP> What I was questioning was where the OP said: "it fits into a standard
BP> PCIe slot and works nicely there as far as I can tell" - which to me
BP> sounds like you could use this HBA in a *NON-Supermicro* motherboard.
BP> I was just wondering if that was truly the case, given how in the
BP> photos it looks to be arranged physically backwards from a regular
BP> PCIe card, and given how you mention "The UIO slot itself is
I'm sorry if my comment "fits into a standard PCIe slot" was misleading
here. I wanted to state that -although Supermirco lists this one as a card
for UIO- I plugged it into a standard PCIe slot and it simply works there
for me. Just the mounting bracket it came with did not fit, but for a low
profile card it is not that difficult to live without it.
BP> But some more digging on Google has turned up a few mentions along the
BP> lines of:
BP> This card plugs into a normal PCIe 8x slot but the
BP> metal mounting bracket bolted to the card is made
BP> for a UIO slot (which is why it's so cheap).
BP> All you have to do is remove the metal bracket and
BP> zip-tie the card to your case for mechanical support.
BP> Electrically it'll work fine in a PCIe x8 or x16 slot.
That's exactly my experience.
BP> If someone wanted to make PCIe compatible brackets for this affordable
BP> card, they'd probably sell a fair number to small shops or home users.
Yeah, I would also buy some. :-)
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