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Glauce Cerveira
PCIe Cards - PART 2
on May 22, 2009 at 8:22:15 pm

Hi

Continuing from this thread:
http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/71/860332
...

I took three PCI-e cards out of my Mac (thanks again, Craig) and have been trying to get information about them for a couple of days now... it would be brilliant if someone here could make things a bit clearer... I can see that these cards were installed/configured to work together, but what exactly are they used for?

I am planning to put them on Ebay and would appreciate any information.

To make things easier, I made a page with images of the cards (Rocket Raid, ATTO Ultra 320 and Apple Fibre Channel) - here is the link:
http://www.moowow.com/PCIe-Cards/Raid-SCSI-Fibre.htm

Many many pre-thanks,

Glauce


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Craig Thomas Quinlan
Re: PCIe Cards - PART 2
on May 22, 2009 at 8:24:49 pm

If you're trying to sell these on ebay, you should just refer to the manufacturer's site to get relevant info so you can explain exactly what it is you're selling.

This Apple FC card is generally sold to be used with Xsan - but it can be used to connect to other fibre channel storage as well. This is a dual channel 4gb card.

Your atto card is a scsi adapter - it may have been used to connect to LTO drives or something similar. Check ATTO's site for a good description: http://www.attotech.com/ultra5D.html

And the highpoint cards are generally used to connect to external local raid storage. http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/rr2322.htm


You should have no trouble selling these cards because they're still being currently used - we have clients using the apple fc cards and the atto ultra 320s as we speak. Best of luck.


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Craig Thomas Quinlan
Re: PCIe Cards - PART 2
on May 22, 2009 at 8:43:03 pm

I responded to your post, but was moderated by CC (not sure why), so a response is a-comin'.


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Glauce Cerveira
Re: PCI Cards - RocketRAID, ATTO UL5D, Apple FC
on May 23, 2009 at 10:15:58 am

Craig, you are an angel - thank you one more time!

Strange CC is moderating you... maybe it is to do with the external links in our posts.

It was very helpful indeed to have the actual links from you... I had already visited the manufacturer’s sites, downloaded what I could find, but wasn’t sure if the pages referred to newer cards... or even if they were different versions all together.

Also, in my various searches, I think I saw something about compatibility with G5s (PCI-e models) as well as Mac Pros (and PCs?), but I can’t find that info anymore (lost in a sea of history). As I gathered, this is not listed on the manufacturers specifications. Do any of your clients have G5s too? And should I mention compatibility on Ebay?

Hope I am not pestering you too much with this little saga.


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Craig Thomas Quinlan
Re: PCI Cards - RocketRAID, ATTO UL5D, Apple FC
on May 28, 2009 at 7:01:12 am

Nope - the people who will be buying these cards will know what to look for, and whether or not they need pci-e or pci-x.

Just mention the specs from the manufacturer's site, maybe include the link in the posting... the responsibility for knowing if it's the right card is theirs, not yours, as long as you provide an accurate description.


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Glauce Cerveira
Re: PCI Cards - RocketRAID, ATTO UL5D, Apple FC
on May 28, 2009 at 8:52:53 am

Craig, your advice has been an asset from beginning to end. Many many thanks and hope we cross paths again.

Glauce


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