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PCI-E 1X RAID Card in PCI-E 16X slot?

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  1. suraswami

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    Can I put a PCI-E 1X RAID Card in PCI-E 16X slot? Its a cheap $20 software based JMicron chip based one. Will I get any speed difference? Or will it fry the card/slot/HDDs connected? Or any possible data issues?

    Same way can I put in a 4x card in the 16x slot?

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    yes you can!
     
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    Yes and Yes. You won't notice any speed improvements.
     
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    yup my tx2000 works the same speed on both types though but a pci video cad works on my 2u server blade though I don't have a good one.
     
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    with PCI-E, if it fits in the slot, it will work.
    its that simple, seriously.


    There will be no speed difference, as they will run at the lowest common speed.
     
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    This is what I love about PCI-E, you can even hack slots/cards to put bigger cards in smaller slots, you just lose some bandwidth.

    Amazing technology this.

    I dremeled off part of a 8600GT to fit in a motherboard which only had an 8x slot.
     

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