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Question On PC Bus Architecture

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kyuuketsuki, Oct 22, 2008.

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  1. Kyuuketsuki

    Kyuuketsuki Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Simple question, a bit of clarification ...

    Is 64-bit/66MHz PCI a form of PCI-X?

    I'm asking because I know my DELL 1600SC server has 2 x PCI-X slots but I'm looking at buying an Adaptec 3410S 1917400 U160 SCSI Raid Controller Card (64-bit/66MHz PCI) off eBay and trying to figure if it's compatible.

    Any help appreciated :)

    Kyu
     
  2. NeonFx

    NeonFx Malware Specialist

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    Yes, thatll work just fine.

    Just so you know though, PCI-X means it supports up to 133MHz but the bus will only run at the speed of its slowest component.
     
  3. Kyuuketsuki

    Kyuuketsuki Thread Starter

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    Thanks ... I was very lucky in that no one else bid so I got a new RAID card for £9 which had a Buy It Now of £57 and in fact gets sold in some shops for a staggering £750!!!! And it works :)

    Unfortunately (nothing to do with the post I raised) it doesn't work with VMWare ESX 3.x which is what I really wanted it for (ESX only properly works on SCSI or SAN) so I'll probably have to use VMWare Server instead.

    Kyu
     
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