6 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2011 8:35 AM by billbuch

    Raid Cards PCI-E 2 verses PCI-E 3

    Gazzaspi

      Hi

       

      I am thinking of buying one of the current Areca 1880 6GBS sas Raid cards, they are as you know PCI-E 2.

       

      As far as I can make out they use 8 lanes so there is no advantage in using a 16 lane slot in my MB. (i think)

       

      So,, if they don't fully utilise all the current bandwidth of PCI-E 2, is there any point in waiting for Areca to release their PCI-E 3 range later this year?

       

      Any thoughts would be appreciated.

       

      All the Best....Gary