[geeks] SATA Cards
alaric at metrocast.net
Wed Jul 1 22:34:16 CDT 2009
Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> Could someone suggest a couple of good SATA cards? They need to have at
>> least two channels and AHCI, 3Gbps transfer rate and NCQ. One needs to
>> be PCI-express, and the other should be straight 32-bit PCI.
>> Any suggestions?
> I'm going to need that information too, though in my case only for PCI.
> babylon5 needs new disks, and at this point it makes little sense to go
> with anything *but* SATA in that machine.
Hmm. Actually ... I'm going to have to do some price research to see if
that's really true. If I needed new disk for a machine and either had
no existing good disk channel in place, or had existing SATA support,
I'm sure it would be. But on a little further thought, since I already
have two perfectly good U160 SCSI controllers in the machine, a pair of
new SCSI disks may still be cheaper than a pair of new SATA disks *and*
a decent PCI SATA host controller.
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