[plug][semi-OT] PCIe x1 SCSI RAID cards...are there any?
sothisistheinternet at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 23:51:31 WST 2007
The board I'm using is an Intel s5000PAL server board and the riser
card (is that the right name for it?) has one PCIx and four PCIe x1
slots. The slots on the riser are labeled x1, yet rereading the intel
specifications PDF indicates that this is a non-standard riser card,
as the PDF doesn't mention this exact riser.
On 8/10/07, Paul Antoine <pma-la at milleng.com.au> wrote:
> Cameron is correct - to quote a post I found on 2CPU's forum:
> "I did the same thing with my PCI-E x1 slot (cut out the back with a
> dremel). While it was less than pretty, and very difficult (I don't
> recommend unless you experienced in modding) I did get my Perc4e/DC to
> work in the PCI-E x1 slot.
> That's right... my Perc4e is working in a modified PCI-E x1 slot... I'll
> see if i can post some pics when im done messing with it."
> PCIe is adaptive... it'll use as many channels as the board has up to
> the limit of the number the motherboard can supply.
> Cutting a slot in the plastic at the end of the PCIe 1x slot shouldn't
> be very difficult and is certainly cheaper than other options. I have
> done the same with PCI slots so I could fit a PCIx card.
> Cameron Patrick wrote:
> > sothisistheinternet wrote:
> >> That's a PCIe x8 card. Can that be used in an x1 slot?
> > Yes, with judicious use of a hacksaw.
> > Cameron (not entirely serious)
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