Does a PCI SCSI Ultra 320 RAID card exist?

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  1. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    I'm having the hardest time trying to find a 32-bit PCI SCSI controller with RAID. Do these cards even exist?
     
  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    i doubt it because thats a waste of money. u320 runs @ 320 kbs, right? however the pci slot is limited to 166 kbs (or 133 cant remember).

    Either get your self a serverboard with pci-x or i'd go with sata.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    PCI is limited to 133MB/sec... and that's max hypothetical. In practice, you get much less... maybe 50MB max.

    That's why I laugh whenever someone takes some Western Digital Raptor drives (kick-ass drives, btw) and then they throw them on the PCI bus... Completely counter-productive.
     
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    As long as the board you're using is PCI 2.2 compliant, you can use a 64bit card in a 32 bit slot.
     
  5. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    it doesn't run @ 64 bit speeds though.
     
  6. 127.0.0.1

    127.0.0.1 New Member

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    NO WAY.

    pretty much all 64 bit cards work with a 32 bit pci slot
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    In other words, buy the 64 bit card, eventually when you buy another MB, you'll be set.
     

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