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I've been looking to upgrade my hard drive and want to get a SATA drive. I have a shuttle mobo and it doesnt have sata.

Would I be able to just buy a PCI sata card and run a sata drive??

Will it run at the same speed of onboard sata???

Recommend some cards please... links are appreciated.

Thanks.

 

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Where at in West Palm Evil?? (used to live around there)

Any compusa and maybe even best buy will offer a PCI-sata controller.

The motherboard doesnt need to support SATA to use a PCI sata controller.


PM me when you get a chance evil. I got something for ya.
 

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um yeah as for the speed question, a pci sata card will operate @ the same
speed as onbord SATA, b/c they are both on the pci bus.
 

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yeah a PCI card w/ a SATA controller will operate at the same speeds... anyone know if a SATA card especiailly made for PCI-E will operate faster than at PCI speeds? lol probably
 

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Originally Posted by atvkid1090

wouldn't it? because the pci-x has a faster data trans. rate?

Jsut because the bus connection is faster does not necessarily mean that the data can travel through the SATA cables ata greater rate.
For this card the transfer rate is the same as an SATA through the PCI or mobo.
 

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Originally Posted by mfillpot

Jsut because the bus connection is faster does not necessarily mean that the data can travel through the SATA cables ata greater rate.
For this card the transfer rate is the same as an SATA through the PCI or mobo.

you got me there... lol thanks for teh info.
 
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