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Old 06-24-2005, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PCI Sata controller

Im buying a new sata hard disk, a WD raptor and there are no avalable sata ports on my motherboard. So im thinking of using a sata pci controller, but im wondering if attaching the hard disk to the pci card will lower trasfer rates compared to the sata ports on the motherboard?

My motherboard manual says this about the pci slots:
"32-bit Master 3.3v / 5v PCI Bus slots"

Can anyone advise me about this?

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Old 06-24-2005, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am pretty sure that SATA has a higher transfer rate then PCI, but this site allows the merging of the two, so maybe look into this?


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Old 06-24-2005, 01:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You'll get a max of 133/mbs; but will average around 70-80mbs. You won't get 150.
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