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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 11 January 2005 issue of The 15 top storage products of 2004
If you've got the slots, HBA and RAID card vendors finally have a few cards that support the latest bus architecture for Intel-based servers he last obstacles standing in the way of PCI Express are slowly falling away, and the stage is set for the next-generation serial bus architecture to step up as the successor to PCI-X, with which it is software-compatible, while providing much better performance. Sales of servers with PCI Express are expected to take off this year. Today, only about 5% to 10% of servers ship with any PCI Express components, says Sean Hall, channel marketing manager at Broadcom Corp., a semiconductor company in Irvine, CA. But when you consider newer server designs, approximately half of them ship with at least a few PCI Express slots, he says, and that number should increase as the year rolls on. PCI Express storage adapters such as RAID cards and Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapters (HBAs) are also starting to trickle in. LSI Logic, for example, has a PCI Express version of its Ultra320 SCSI MegaRAID card, while Emulex has shipped and ... Access >>>
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