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By kcav ·
About to install PCI to SATA host adpater. It supports PCI bus at 66MHz. My bus is 133MHz. It is compliant with PCI Spec 2.2, Serial ATA Spec 1.0. Would I achieve better performance with a different PCI to SATA adapter?

Operating system is Windows 2000.

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by TheChas In reply to PCI to SATA Controller

What motherboard do you have?

I have not seen a motherboard with a 133MHz PCI bus.

33MHz is the "common" PCI bus speed.
Some of the newest boards allow for 66MHz PCI devices.

Do you have front side bus and PCI bus speed confused?

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to

Your motherboard supports up to a 133MHz Front side bus speed for the CPU.

The AGP bus runs at 66MHz.

The PCI bus can run at up to 33MHz.

So, a PCI SATA card that supports a 66MHz PCI bus is faster than what your motherboard supports.
There is no need to look for a faster SATA card.

Chas

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by kcav In reply to

Thank you.

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by kcav In reply to PCI to SATA Controller

Motherboard: Tyan S1854 Trinity 400
Chipset: Apollo Pro 133: VT82C694X+VT82C596B Winbond 977 EF Super I/O chipset
BIOS: Award, PCI 2.2 APM 1.1 compliant
Processor: PII-400MHz
Memory: 512MB SDRAM 113MHz

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by kcav In reply to PCI to SATA Controller

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