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I have some questions about RAID and SP/DIF Format?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dk, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. dk

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    I am looking at a Soyo Dragon Plus motherboard, and it mentions something about RAID network, and SP/DIF format, what is this? Is it something I could use? Thanks for the help, I am putting together a new system next week and would like some help I am replacing the case and MOBO and CPU and Graphics card
     
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    SPDIF is digital output to go directly to another digital input without the analogue conversion. You can go out to a digital receiver using it if you want.
    S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) is a standard audio transfer file format. It is usually found on digital audio equipment such as a DAT machine or audio processing device. It allows the transfer of audio from one file to another without the conversion to and from an analog format, which could degrade the signal quality

    raid info

    http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid5_gci214332,00.html
     
  3. dk

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    what would I use the interface for? I understand what it is just not sure what I would use it for
     
  4. brianF

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    People use them to connect to dolby digital systems. Say a home theater system
     
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    cool!, what about a Firewire port I know they frequently come on Macs, but how do you add one to an IBM based system, I am planning on someday owning a Digital Video camera.
     
  6. brianF

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    You can buy firewire cards or you can go with a soundblaster audigy with line drive, that gives you a front mount firewire port I beleive
     
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