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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    What is this white slot on the left hand side, by the battery ? Its an hp proliant dl 140 generation 1.

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  2. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    It's for the flux capacitor.





    I have no clue...
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Good guess.
     
  4. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I'm not familiar with the ProLiant 140, but I have worked on a lot of the 3 series servers. It looks like a PCI expansion slot mounted on riser board. You would use it to put stuff like a RAID card, extra NIC, etc. You probably have some holes or a punch out in the back of the server to put the back of the card through.
     
  5. steviem macrumors 68020

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  6. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    My guess would be, due to the length of the slot, PCI-Express x16 or PCI-X64.
     
  7. oxfan macrumors member

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    That server is too old to have PCI Express, I'd say it's a 64bit PCI slot.
     
  8. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    I was spot on then. :)

    I don't know a great deal about servers, so I couldn't have known how old it was anyway.
     
  9. toolbox macrumors 68020

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  10. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks everybody!

    I was wondering as it is Pci-x at 133mhz = 1Gb/s, could I buy a sata 2, Pci-x card and use it without loosing performance? And if so would it be recognized by the bios?
     
  11. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    I suppose you could. If you can find a controller. As it is the only slot (as I can see) it doesn't share the bus with anything else, thus the real life speed should be pretty decent, if you can find a decent card.
     
  12. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So 2 western digital green drives, probably would use 90mb/s*2 = 180mb/s which wouldn't come close to 1000mb/s of the pci-x bus speed?
     
  13. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    Yes, that should be just fine. Theoretically, at least. I can't speak for real life speeds, as I haven't tried a setup like that.
     
  14. oxfan macrumors member

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    PCI-X was used for SCSI cards and fiber cards before PCI Express replaced it, I doubt you would find a PCI-X SATA card but PCI-X slots accept standard PCI cards so you could install a standard PCI SATA card into it.
     
  15. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    SuperMicro 8 Port SATA PCI-X NAS RAID Card AOC-SAT2-MV8
     
  16. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    Can somebody point out where the battery is please.
    I'm lost.
    :eek:
     
  17. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    look at the top of the white card slot we are talking about. Shiny circular disc... oooo... aaahhhh...
     
  18. TK2K macrumors 6502

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    CMOS battery, not power backup battery :p
     

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