[mythtv-users] SATA pci card or USB enclosure
drescherjm at gmail.com
Sat May 2 00:44:04 UTC 2009
> 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).
There is no real point for a SATA2 card on a pci bus being that the
pci bus is slower than SATA1 speed. Well except if the drive you buy
does not have a SATA1 jumper or limits the drive size. I have not seen
either at work where I have 100s of drives.
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