bhtooefr wrote:Hm. I was kinda thinking the $50 ballpark.
Looks like Newegg has a HighPoint RocketRAID 1640 for $50, but it's vague as to whether that's hardware.
The 1720, which is $75, is supposedly "hardware-accelerated".
Anyway, I remembered... these SATA cards wouldn't use the on-board BIOS's LBA, they'd use their own BIOS, so the card would be fine with 48-bit LBA.
bhtooefr wrote:Oh, I know, I'm just doing this to see how much life I can get out of it at this point.
bhtooefr wrote:That said, at that point... what do I get out of SATA II, when I'm strapping the whole thing to a 33 MHz, 32-bit (1056 mebibit/s) bus? Even SATA I (at 1500 megabit/s) could saturate it, no?
bhtooefr wrote:Oh, I know, but if I was going cheap, I was also thinking the Rosewill RC-209-EX, which is even cheaper, if I don't need SATA II.
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