More than 2 SATA Drives with X5000

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More than 2 SATA Drives with X5000

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I understand the Cyrus has just Sato 0 and 1 so 2 drives can be connected. Normally that means 1 HDD and 1 DVD.

What SATA Card are you all using to add more SATA drives to your X5K?

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On the safe side, SIL3512 is working fine. (tested and using it myself)

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Don't use an sii3114 card, we have problems with that card on the X5K. it works, but it runs at PIO speed. Haven't found out why, yet.
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msalcedo wrote:On the safe side, SIL3512 is working fine. (tested and using it myself)
My PCI slots are used by a sound card & network card. Are there any compatible PCI-E sata cards that you're aware of? I couldn't find any with the SIL3512.

Edit: There seem to be a number of PCI-E cards based on the SIL3132 -- has anyone tried that? Cards are cheap, so I might just order one and see for myself. :)

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My sound card is pci-e...
So, my setup is
pci-e soundcard
pci network card
pci sata card

Sorry, I don't know any pci-e sata cards.

BTW, My sound card from AmigaKit was very inexpensive.

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msalcedo wrote:My sound card is pci-e...
So, my setup is
pci-e soundcard
pci network card
pci sata card

Sorry, I don't know any pci-e sata cards.

BTW, My sound card from AmigaKit was very inexpensive.
Thanks for the suggestion -- just ordered one. :)

I have a PCI SIL3112 card (somewhere) that was intended for my XE -- I wonder how well that would work?

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Ken,
It should work OK - I know others with Sii3112 cards that are working fine.
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Ken, what was the Sound Card in your AOTL X5K? Was it not a PCI-Ex1 card?

Guess trying to better figure out what each port is for. I see we have 2 PCI, 3 PCI-Ex1, 1 PCI-Ex4, and then the GPU goes in the X16 slot.

So I take it the best config is PCI uses Network and SATA cards... Audio Sound in one of the PCI-Ex1, and GPU in X16. What are others using the PCI-Ex1 and X4 slots for?

Everyone else, your SATA Card, do any of you use one that has external SATA ports too?

I see some that offer 2 interal and 2 external SATA ports. Not sure if that means I could in theory have 2 more SATA ports inside going to internal drives and then use the external SATA ports for high speed external drives, say for backup drive or something.

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msalcedo wrote:On the safe side, SIL3512 is working fine. (tested and using it myself)
My PCI slots are used by a sound card & network card. Are there any compatible PCI-E sata cards that you're aware of? I couldn't find any with the SIL3512.

Edit: There seem to be a number of PCI-E cards based on the SIL3132 -- has anyone tried that? Cards are cheap, so I might just order one and see for myself. :)
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Re: More than 2 SATA Drives with X5000

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TJ

It's got a PCI sound card right now.

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klesterjr wrote:TJ

It's got a PCI sound card right now.

Ken
Ah, OK... bummer.

They are not expensive so might have to get a PCI-E one then.

Was it the AmigaKit one you purchased or about to purchase?

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