[mythtv-users] SATA pci card or USB enclosure
holists at verizon.net
Sat May 2 00:33:45 UTC 2009
On Friday 01 May 2009 01:54:54 pm Michelle Agnew wrote:
> I need to add another hard drive to my backend/frontend and I only have 2
> SATA ports on the mobo. Which would be a better option for adding the
> drive, adding in a SATA pci card or putting the drive in a USB enclosure?
> They are about the same price.
> Thanks in advance,
I have a Maxtor SATA PCI card. Made by Promise and works perfectly with
Linux. I got mine for $15 on eBay. Provides 2 SATA and 1 Ultra ATA
connections. Works really well for me running with a Seagate 500MB drive.
Only downside is that it's SATA150 and not SATA300. If you need SATA300 the
PCI card will be more expensive (probably about $50 for the SATA300 version).
Just make sure it works with Linux (Promise is the best in my opinion for a
low end card).
-- Harry O.
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