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i have a slot for it on my mobo and and the mobo im looking at but have never seen anthing that would work for it. i know its a lower bandwidth or w/e but what can it be used for?
 
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post #2 of 8
RAID cards come to mind.
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iirc, pci-e 1x is for ethernet cards
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I think that workstations, I.E. CADD style computers can use it.
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post #5 of 8
As far as I know there is no real use for them ATM.
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they were supposed to have a variety of uses, but they really haven't been utilized much
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I have seen network cards, and firewire cards in that configuration so far...supposedly they can break the 1 GB/s barrier on net cards.
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so do you think i could add extra IDE slots with them? . . like is it plausible that there is an ide addon on the market for these slots? always looking to improve storage capacity.
 
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