Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Can HP   SMART ARRAY 6400  controller be installed in PCI Express slot instead of PCI-X

Posted on 2011-03-18
3
Medium Priority
?
861 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have HP SMART ARRAY 6400  controller, the documents say that it should be installed in PCI-X slot, PCI (extended), in the market I find a board with PCI Express port, I want to buy it, but , will it work? Can i install my controller in PCI Express port insted of PCI-X. Please remember that PCI-X is different than PCI Express port.


0
Comment
Question by:maaroufi
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 56

Expert Comment

by:andyalder
ID: 35171437
You can only put a PCI-X card in a PCIe slot if you take a hacksaw to it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:maaroufi
ID: 35171546
What do you mean by "hacksaw to " ?
Thank you
0
 
LVL 56

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 2000 total points
ID: 35171577
It will not fit, it's not physically or electrically compatible with a PCIe slot. Perhaps your server manafacturer makes a PCIe to PCI-X riser, for example new ProLiants come with PCIe but can be converted to take PCI-X cards.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud Security

In this webinar you will learn:

-Why existing firewall and DMZ architectures are not suited for securing cloud applications
-How to make your enterprise “Cloud Ready”, and fix your aging DMZ architecture
-How to transform your enterprise and become a Cloud Enabler

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question