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SATA Question

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by jontracey, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. jontracey

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    What is the difference between a PCI SATA card and a Onboard SATA card?
     
  2. wabashman

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    onboard sata is built into the MOBO while PCI sata is a PCI card that has sata ports built into it.
     
  3. jontracey

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    Which one would you perfer?
     
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    well when i flashed my 360 i had to buy the PCI card, bc my onboard sata wasnt compatable with the samsung 360 drive. but if it is compatable, i would just go with that, saves you the 20 dollars for it. but onboard sata is good for internal sata HDs, or dvd burners. much faster transfer rate.
     
  5. jontracey

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    What PCI Card Did you buy? Will it work for a Hitachi Drive?
     
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    the one i bought wont work for hitachi drives as they require different chipsets still i belive. but just search on here hitachi 360 drive + sata PCI card and youll get the card you need witha link to newegg.com where most of the poeple have bought it from. i think the chipset needs to be like 2241 or something like that where-as with the samsung drive it needs to be like 6241 i think.
     
  7. jontracey

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    Would this work?http://cgi.ebay.com/7-Port-SATA-USB-PCI-Card-VIA-Chipset-VT6214L-VT6421A_W0QQitemZ140113297195QQihZ004QQcategoryZ74941QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     

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