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Old December 1st, 2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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add pci-express slots?

I hope this is the correct forum for this.

My workstation has a single PCI-E port.

I'd like to expand that to several PCI-E ports, so I can add an SATA card to connect multiple hard-drives.

Question: Would the expanded ports have the same speed as a single port, or would they divide the total speed?

also, any recommendation on expansion devices??

thanks

Update: Yikes! I just found an "expander" that will turn one PCI-E slot into 7 PCI-E slots...for $4,000!

I guess I need to look in another direction to hook up firewire 800 or expand my sata connections!

update 2:

It seems my computer has only one PCI-E x16, but three PCI-E x 8 (wired as x4)

Will this allow me to hook up a firewire 800 card or SATA expansion???

update 3:

I found a firewire 800 card that only needs an express PCI-E x1 slot!

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Old December 1st, 2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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I might be able to help you but I need more info.
What is your actual complete comfiguration?
What is the complete configuration you want achieve?
What is your budget?
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Old December 4th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #3
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I didn't realize that I had two additional PCIe ports (x8 wired as x4)

so I don't need to add any PCIe ports now.

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