I have a spare Adaptec RAID controller card that I'd like to use in a normal desktop. The RAID controller card needs a 4 lane PCI-e slot, but the motherboard of the desktop only has two normal PCI-e 16x slots normally used for graphic cards. I was told that it will work if I put it into the normal PCI-e 16x slot on the motherboard, but I'd like to confirm that. Those RAID controller cards are too expensive to take a chance ;-)
The motherboard in question: Intel X58 "Smack Over"
The RAID controller: Adaptec RAID 3405
I'd appreciate it if someone could confirm this for me.