[mythtv-users] OT: Help selecting PCI SATA card

Harry Orenstein holists at verizon.net
Tue Aug 7 03:25:58 UTC 2007


On Monday 06 August 2007 6:36:33 pm griz_quattro wrote:
> Harry Orenstein wrote:
> > On Sunday 05 August 2007 1:20:05 am you wrote:
> >> Harry O.,
> >>
> >> I recently acquired 3, Maxtor branded, Promise S150-TX2plus cards
> >> for a home brew NAS. Just couldn't pass up $7.95 price. I have
> >> found that Promise has been supporting this card since
> >> Red Hat 7.3 with rpm and source drivers. S150-TX2plus has been
> >> supported by libata from early on according some of the
> >> newsgroups I googled.
> >>
> >> As far as chipset/performance goes I don't have any real world
> >> experience yet since I am still building my server. The one thing you
> >> will have to do is change the jumper from 3.0 gb/s to 1.5 gb/s if you
> >> use an SATA 150 card.
> >>
> >> This isn't exactly what you asked but I thought that it may assist,
> >>
> >> Dennis
> >
> > Dennis,
> >
> > First, thanks for your reply.  I appreciate the feedback and
> >
> > I am leaning towards a S150-TX2plus card.  Performance-wise, if I went
> > for 3.0 gbps it would not be any faster than 1.5 gbps since the speed
> > is limited by the PCI bus.  I would be very interested if you could
> > provide some actual performance numbers when you get your NAS up and
> > running.  I haven't seen a price as low as $7.95.  Where did you get
> > a price that low?
> >
> > On another note: you really shouldn't respond off-list.  I realize my
> > post was OT, but I still think others could benefit from the
> > discussion.
> >
> > Once again, thanks.  Please keep me posted on your progress.
> >
> > -- Harry O.
>
> Harry,
>
> I ran into a snag building last night with the system I am building
> continually reboots at random intervals. Performance numbers will have
> to wait till I figure out this Supermicro 370DLI.
> Any experience with a motherboard doing this? I am really stumped.
>
> I found my $7.95 S150-TX2plus cards at a mom and pop discount/surplus
> electronics store in Carrolton or Farmers Branch, Texas. They've had a
> whole bin of them (30-40) for months when I gave them a try. The place
> is called Tanner Electronics. If I was able to afford large capacity
> SCSI cards I would have bought an HP PERC card for about $10.00.
> Web site is http://tannerelectronics.com/
>
> Dennis
>
>
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No experience with that MB, or any similar.  Sounds like it could be a power 
problem (too much draw on the PS) or overheating.  Hope your problems work 
out.  I also hope that none are related to the SATA cards.

Rats! about your source.  Unfortunately, Texas is a bit of a schlep for me.  
Guess I'll stick to Ebay or a local source.


-- Harry O.


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