NF7-S - SATA RAID 0 - TV Cards - Does it eat all PCI Bus bandwidth?

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Wayne Youngman, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    been spending a day or two playing around with my new external USB 2.0 DVB-T
    (Digital TV/Freeview). Been having some issues with the USB2.0 but I made a
    separate post about those.

    What I would like to ask is, if anyone who is using SATA RAID-0 has had any
    problems with their PCI periphs?. I was originally gonna buy a *PCI* DVB-T
    card but I was worried that my SATA RAID-0 was gonna hamper it. I'm aware
    that the SATA implementation on the NF7-S is attached to the PCI, which is
    limited to 133MB/s data transfer. I have seen my disk system eat up at
    least 109MB/s of this.

    I do remember some guys here posting he was having problems with his TV card
    and SATA RAID-0?

    One thing to point out is DVB-T is a pure digital transmission (MPEG2) so it
    eats up allot less bandwidth than say a regular TV card.

    I may be worrying about nothing :p

    Thanks for any feedback,
    Wayne ][

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    Wayne Youngman, Jan 19, 2004
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  2. Wayne Youngman

    xman Charlie Guest

    Using at7max mb with one sata for video capture, winfast pro deluxe, pci
    capture card. I do not notice any slowdowns.

    The intel sata doesn't use pci bandwitdth, according to my other abit ic7g
    and ic7 max3...manuals info...

    my 2 cents
    xman Charlie, Jan 20, 2004
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