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Paul Spurrier
Avid segmented PCI bus - What does it all mean?
on Nov 24, 2006 at 8:17:38 am

I need to run Avid Xpress Pro with a Mojo.

Storage will be from a server via Gigibit Ethernet.

There have been a lot of issues with the central storage, but I've got those cleared away.

Suddenly I remembered that the Mojo has to be on a separate bus.

I was looking at the Asus P5W Deluxe motherboard.

How can I tell if the Gigabit Ethernet controller is on a different bus from the Firewire controller?

And if it isn't, can I add in a separate Firewire or Gigabit card to keep them separate?

Or is there another reasonably-priced motherboard that will cope with this?


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Gary Bettan
Re: Avid segmented PCI bus - What does it all mean?
on Nov 24, 2006 at 1:28:55 pm

Segmented pci bus means that the motherboard has two pathways to handle the data going through the pci bus. This isn't really an issue anymore with PCIe technology. Todays motherboards can handle all the data with ease.

You needed segmented pci bus for running mojo and another firewire device or external firewire storage. You should be able to run mojo on the system you described. Be prepared that running central storage over a network requires constant monitoring and support. Its not difficult to do, but catching and fixing problems early will save you from heartaches and frustration.


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