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PCI E card into a PCI slot?

yrwyddfa
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-03-2008

PCI E card into a PCI slot?

Good evening colleagues
Is it possible to fit a PCI Express card into a PCI slot and what (if any) are the implications?
I want to fit one of these new eSATA cards onto my ASUS A7N8X MB but they only seem to be in PCI E format.
Many thanks TIA
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gswindale
Grafter
Posts: 942
Registered: ‎05-04-2007

Re: PCI E card into a PCI slot?

In a word no - the interface is completely different.
VileReynard
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Posts: 11,212
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Registered: ‎01-09-2007

Re: PCI E card into a PCI slot?

Unless you specialize in large serial I/O no drive will achieve 80MB/s.
If you want good performance on real data 7400rpm drives are useless.
Why not try a 15K SCSI drive (if your pockets are deep enough)?