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Need a serial port card for Dell Poweredge sc430 ... at a reasonable price.

We currently pay $100 for a card that gives us a parallel port and serial port, which meets our needs... but when we only need a serial port or two, paying $100 just seems pretty steep.  

We're looking for cards that only have serial ports (preferably 2, but 1 will be acceptable) that will work on a Dell sc430 server running windows 2000.   I would need who sells it as well as at what price.  

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jamietoner

8/22/2022 - Mon
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I'm sorry, i left out a huge detail, we use the PCI slots for other stuff (modems & NIC), we must use the PCI-Express slots.  

The sc430 has no PCI-X from what I see.

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5 total I/O slots
3 PCI Express slots (one with x8 connector, one with x4 connector, one with x1 connector), all 2.5GHz.
2 32-bit/33MHz PCI slots 5V.
Slots can support full length or half length cards.

Newegg has one PCI-Express card that has a single port for about $70.  Call me a cheap bastard, but still seems steep for only 1 additional port.  Do I have any other reasonable choices for cards?

Sorry again to omit the important detail.



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Using the PCI-E NIC sounds like a good idea and will save us the most cash.  Thank you
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