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and i am going to replace them with a PCI-E SATA ports card,

is it true that these card's aren't reliable and result in RPM dips?
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i guess its a stupid question biggrin.gif
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Or you are just not being specific enough
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RPM is something the drives manage internally.

SATA cards are generally quite reliable, although not all can be booted from.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

RPM is something the drives manage internally.

SATA cards are generally quite reliable, although not all can be booted from.

i see, thanks mate

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Or you are just not being specific enough

maybe so, anyway, the build in SATA ports on my motherboard are dead..er..all 6 of them, so i am asking if the PCI-E SATA expansion cards are any good
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Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

RPM is something the drives manage internally.

SATA cards are generally quite reliable, although not all can be booted from.

i see, thanks mate

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Or you are just not being specific enough

maybe so, anyway, the build in SATA ports on my motherboard are dead..er..all 6 of them, so i am asking if the PCI-E SATA expansion cards are any good
BUT which ones?

tongue.gif

lol

Some are truly crap compared to others. You can't make a general statement for every gfx card or SSD or even cars for that matter, can you?

Also, since all your sata ports are dead you will need a bootable card as well.

Here are a bunch to choose from: http://www.newegg.com/Controllers-RAID-Cards/SubCategory/ID-410?nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS030213&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS030213-_-EMC-030213-Index-_-MECH-_-RAIDCards-EB1

Personally I'd stay away from the PCIe x1 cards. Highpoint are usually fine.
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eh never mind, found one which costs like 25$ and i can't boot from it so i forked 50$ for a new G41M-COMBO motherboard and saved my self future headaches biggrin.gif
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