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lonewolfz28
11-29-03, 11:36 PM
Anyone with experience with this SATA RAID card?
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=150810&Category_Code=SATACards

I'm thinking of getting one to go with a couple 36GB Raptors as a Christmas present to myself.:cool:

TIA

YARDofSTUF
11-30-03, 03:32 AM
I keep looking for the best SATA card as well. I've got 4 rapotors in a raid setup under a highpoint card, and I know with a better card they would be even faster, but I just can't find the right card!.


It gets frustrating.

lonewolfz28
11-30-03, 11:23 AM
Yeah, I was looking at the Highpoint RocketRAID as well as this Promise FastTrak. (http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=150917&Category_Code=SATACards) I'm thinking of going with the Intel as it has it's own processor and looks to take full advantage of the 66MHZ slot instead of being a 33MHz card that works in a 66MHz slot like the other two. Does anyone know if it really makes a difference? Will the 33MHz cards go to 66MHz when put in a 66MHz slot or will they drop the slot down to 33MHz?

I've got two 66MHz slots open on each of my duallies so finding a place to put the full 66MHz slot Intel card wouldn't be a problem.

YARDofSTUF
11-30-03, 01:35 PM
Lemme know how that card works out for ya.