[rescue] Uh, hello stupid.

Eric Webb ttlchaos at randomc.com
Wed May 28 07:07:17 CDT 2003

On Wednesday 28 May 2003 02:33 am, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> Cheap is to just do like everybody else, and plug it into a 32-bit slot,
> and let it run in 32-bit mode.  :)  

Ahhh...  I admit I haven't actually *tried* it yet (didn't want to break the 
seal on the packaging in case I was to return it).  Digging around references 
on the web found only mention of 64-bit PCI, so I figured it wouldn't be 
happy in a 32-bit slot.  Also, I wonder if there are any components on the 
motherboard that will interfere with card fingers just hanging out there..

I'll give it a shot tonight.

> Which card did you get?  Are they
> still built like the older cards, in that they all share the same PCB,
> but some have fewer IDE ports, and the rest of the space on the PCB is
> empty?

7500-4LP.  It's the low-profile card, so only the four obligatory ports are 
there, no solder pads.

On the subject of IDE vs. SCSI (let's please not make this a war), the goal is 
not speed but mass storage with some protection at a cheap price.  I'm doing 
3 x 120GB 7200 8MB.

Hey, anyone know what this four-pin header on the card does?  Activity LEDs?  
The case that this is going in has a buttload of drive indicator LEDs on it, 
so why not use them?


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