SATA 6g 4-port non-RAID controller ?

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Thu Jul 28 21:52:15 UTC 2011

On 2011-Jul-28 17:57:52 +1000, Jan Mikkelsen <janm at> wrote:
>On 28/07/2011, at 2:55 AM, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> I can find you examples on Google of people who invested in Areca
>> ARC-1220 cards (PCIe x8) only to find out that when inserted into one of
>> their two PCIe x16 slots the mainboard wouldn't start (see above).  I can
>> also find you examples on Google of people with Intel 915GM chipsets
>> whose user manuals explicitly state the PCIe x16 slot on their board is
>> "intended for use with graphics cards only".
>Just trying to understand; I think I can recall reading about issues
>with the 915 chipset. I agree a "check, don't assume" warning is

I have also run into problems (wouldn't POST from memory) trying to
use a NIC in the x16 slot of Dell GX620 boxes, which use an i945

Peter Jeremy
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