[svlug] Multi drive PCI SATA card or 6 port SATA motherboard

Ramona Howard ramona at spectsoft.com
Mon Mar 13 11:14:18 PST 2006


> The 9550SX series (available in 4, 8, 12, and 16 port capacities)
> appears to be PCI-X, according to 3Ware's datasheet.  They do indeed have
> 12-port PCI cards, though:  Those are models 9550SX-12 and 9550SX-12MI.

Hummm interesting

I have a (9550SX-12) box in front of me and it's PCI-X not PCI.  This is one 
of the newest boards we are testing and all of the boards we have tested in 
the past have been PCI-X. They do offer boards with different cable 
connections (the MI) and It does get a bit confusing but as far as I know all 
of this line is still PCI-X. 

If they offer a PCI version, it's not my area as all our MBs need PCI-X or 
PCI-e but I would bet a quick email to their support would confirm such.

The point is they have awesome hardware and provide excellent Linux support in 
the process.

Best of luck,

Ramona Howard

SpectSoft, LLC
593 Hi-Tech Parkway Suite B
Oakdale, CA 95361
Phone: 209.847.7812 Fax: 209.847.7859

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