You don't have a PCIe slot available then?
Old forum message, message now gone, but here's the summary - I have not used, only made note of the product "Matt with Grass Valley Canopus in their tech support department stated that the 110 will suffice for most hobbyist. If a person has a lot of tapes that were played often the tape stretches and the magnetic coding diminishes. If your goal is to encode tapes in good shape buy the 110, if you will be encoding old tapes of poor quality buy the 300"
I agree with John
I use the same products, very easy to use.
>hard drive on that machine died
Get your IT operation to buy you backup software that will make a full image of the hard drive to an external USB drive
I use http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-linux.htm which is low cost and works well
It is very easy to do a full restore to a new hard drive