Solved

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

Posted on 2011-03-18
3
857 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 55

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 55

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 500 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

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
*** Hardware Malfunction Dell T610 7 159
HP DL360 G6 smart array 5 71
SRX240 SYSLOG Setting 6 137
Battery life off an HP UPS R550 XR 3 70
Hyper-convergence systems have taken the IT world by storm and have quickly started to change our point of view of how the data center should and could be architected. In this article, I’ll explain the benefits of employing a hyper-converged system …
this article is a guided solution for most of the common server issues in server hardware tasks we are facing in our routine job works. the topics in the following article covered are, 1) dell hardware raidlevel (Perc) 2) adding HDD 3) how t…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

752 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