[lug] PCI-X question

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 31 10:59:53 MDT 2006

In the next couple/three months I'm planning on buying a new work 
computer.  I had all the components pretty much figured out until 
yesterday when I realized the SCSI controller I was getting is PCI-X and 
the MBs I am looking at don't have that slot.  As an aside, PCI-X slots 
seem to be extremely rare in single CPU MBs, and none exist for AMD AM2 
MBs best I can tell.  How much of a performance hit will I take running 
the card in a regular PCI slot?  I'm wondering if I should just go with 
SATA drives since I can't make full use of the card's speed.


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