Alex Turner wrote:
Also seems pretty silly to put it on a regular SATA connection, when
all that can manage is 150MB/sec.  If you made it connection directly
to 66/64-bit PCI then it could actualy _use_ the speed of the RAM, not
to mention PCI-X.

Alex Turner

Well, the whole point is to have it look like a normal SATA drive, even to the point that you can boot off of it, without having to load a single driver.

Now, you could offer that you could recreate a SATA controller on the card, with a SATA bios, etc. And then you could get the increased speed, and still have bootable functionality.

But it is a version 1.0 of a product, and I'm sure they tried to make it as cheap as possible (and within their own capabilities.)


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