Support for affordable S-ATA RAID controllers (xs4)
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Sun Jan 4 15:11:02 PST 2004
On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 12:04:44AM +0100, Rogier Krieger wrote:
> Previous correspondence from Mike Tancsa (14:53 4-1-2004 -0500):
> >I picked up a couple of 3WARE 8006-2s the other week from
> >www.hypermicro.com for $129 USD each which is not much more than the
> >Adaptec or Promise cards.
> Browsing through the 3ware catalogue, I see that the card is
> made for 64 bit PCI slots. Do you know whether it works in
> a regular 32 bit PCI slot? Otherwise, I would have to buy a
> Xeon board, which are rather expensive (IIRC). For US$ 129,
> the cards are definitely a bargain (if they work on a 32bit slot)
The standard mandates that 64-bit PCI devices work (slower of course) in
32-bit slots. Some motherboards may have mechanical issues, but you
should be able to find at least one slot that works on most boards.
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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