Pat Regan on 4 Jan 2006 18:17:19 -0000

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [PLUG] Re: SATA and Raid

Toby DiPasquale wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 04:55:09PM -0500, Aaron Mulder wrote:
>> Just be aware that PCI-X and PCI Express are not the same thing!  Most
>> previous server boards used PCI-X as the faster-than-PCI alternative,
>> but if the world moves on to PCI Express in the future, a PCI-X card
>> will not be compatible.
> AFAIK, most PCIe boards can accept PCI-X cards in PCIe slots. Intel's can,
> anyway.

That would be an interesting trick...  PCIe and PCI-X user physically
different connectors (A PCI card will not fit in a PCIe slot).  Also,
PCI-X is a parallel interface like PCI.

If there truly is a motherboard that can somehow accept PCI-X and PCIe
cards in the same slots, I would love to know which one it is.  There
are plenty of server/workstation class motherboards that have PCI,
PCI-X, and PCIe slots.


Attachment: signature.asc
Description: OpenPGP digital signature

Philadelphia Linux Users Group         --
Announcements -
General Discussion  --