[mythtv-users] Building new MythTV system, hardware help
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Thu Mar 2 17:27:49 UTC 2006
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matthew.garman at gmail.com wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 08:07:08PM +0000, Robin Hill wrote:
>>Fortunately the 3ware cards work perfectly well in 32-bit PCI
>>slots (though obviously at a lower speed). As you say, 64-bit PCI
>>is rather expensive to get hold of :(
> Just for clarification: you're using the 64-bit 3ware PCI cards in
> "affordable" 32-bit PCI slots, right?
> Is this something you can do, in general, with all 64-bit PCI cards?
> Or is this an extra feature of the 3ware cards?
Not all of them. I tried using one of these lately:
It will only fit in a 64-bit slot. It's keyed so that it will not fit in a
I replaced it with one of these that we had as excess from another project:
This has worked OK for us in 32-bit slots; the biggest limitation is that it
won't create volumes larger than 2 TB. My most recent project (a Linux-based
security DVR that captures video and audio with a PVR-150) only needed 1.1 TB,
but if you plan on creating >2-TB volumes, you might look into this:
We've rolled out servers with 5.4-TB RAID-5 arrays with this. Those particular
systems were deployed with Windows on them, but I had an AMD64 Gentoo install
on a USB disk for testing purposes that worked with it.
(All numbers are real terabytes, not salesman's terabytes. The 1.1-TB RAID-5
array is four "400-GB" Seagate SATA drives, while the 5.4-TB array is 16 of the
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