Stewart B Lone on 4 Jan 2006 22:26:01 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Re: SATA and Raid

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Aaron Mulder wrote:

>> On 1/3/06, Toby DiPasquale <> wrote:
>>>>AFAIK, most PCIe boards can accept PCI-X cards in PCIe slots.
Intel's can,
>> Really?  That's cool.  But it has to depend on the speed of the slot,
>> right?  I mean, the x1 PCI Express slots are only like 1" long, and a
>> PCI-X slot is huge.
>> Hmm -- I'm not so sure I believe you.  For example,
>> The PCI Express and PCI-X slots are separate on that one.  But it's
>> the only one I checked.   :)
>> Anyway, regarding Doug's point on 533 MHz PCI-X, the fastest card I've
>> actually seen is 64-bit 133Mhz, but perhaps they're building them to
>> the faster spec now.
>> Aaron
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PCIe slots come in a couple of iterations. A "normal" looking one for
vidio cards etc., And, the smaller aproximately 1" size for nic cards
and the like that require a smaller pinout. I also think that there is
another intermediate size but dont have any experience as to what its
use is. Here is a picture of the larger and smaller PCIe slots:-


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