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Dell PowerEdge 2800 PCI-X SATA II / III card

I purchased a 450mb/s Kingston SSD Now 300V that I need to install in my PE 2800 but the server does not have any SATA connections.  I've done some searching and I am having a difficult time finding a PCI-X SATA II card.  Ideally it would be SATA III to maximize the 450mb/s of the drive but I would be happy with SATA II's 300 mb/s.
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Most SAS controllers will support SATA drives.   It is a matter of getting the right cabling.  No problems finding PCI-X SAS/SATA controllers.   The LSI 380nX family; 3442X; and there are several SAS2/SATA3 cards

Go to lsi.com and look for host bus adapters, select the non-raid ones.
PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
PCI-X is an old, discontinued connection ... I don't see any SATA III cards - I think you'll be lucky enough to find a SATA II controller.  While the PCI-X spec seems to offer enough bandwidth/throughput to support SATA III, there are probably few enough server manufacturers shipping servers with PCI-X slots recently enough (since I doubt any have shipped any servers with them for 5-6 years) for that to be a valuable market for controller manufacturers.



Also, the one you linked to in your last post should work as well.  Just remember that no SAS/SATA controllers are supported in the 2800, so there is no guarantee they will work as one might expect.

Good luck.
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