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PCI-Express Lane Amount Requirements
Last Modified: 12/23/2008      Last Modified by: FL   
Article ID:11

Products Affected:   HDPro & HDPro2, HDOne, CalDigit RAID Card, HDElement, CalDigit VR & mini, S2VR HD, S2VR Duo, FASTA-4e, FASTA-2e

FACT:

The CalDigit FASTA-1ex requires 1 lane speed on the PCI-express slot. (Picture below)



The CalDigit FASTA-2e requires 1 lane speed on the PCI-express slot. (Picture below)



The CalDigit FASTA-4e requires 4 lane speed on the PCI-express slot. (Picture below)



The CalDigit eLane-1ex requires 1 lane speed on the PCI-express slot. (Picture below)



The CalDigit eLane-1e requires 4 lane speed on the PCI-express slot. (Picture below)



The CalDigit eLane-2e requires 8 lane speed on the PCI-express slot. (Only apply when two devices are running, picture below)



The CalDigit RAIDCard requires 4 lane speed on the PCI-express slot. (Picture below)




PCI-Express Lane adjustment:

For 2007 MacPro, please use Expansion Slot Utility (Located at: System/Library/Core Services/)

For 2008 MacPro, all PCI-express lane amounts are fixed. No Need for any adjustment.

For more information about Mac Pro's PCI-E slots, please visit the following page http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304122

For Mac G5, all PCI-express lane amounts are fixed. No Need for any adjustment.

For PC, please adjust the PCI lane speed within BIOS. (For detail, please refer to the motherboard manual)

For notebook, PCI-express lane amount is fixed. No Need for any adjustment.


Keywords : Lane speed, PCI-express, PCI-e, PCIe, Lane, 4x, 8x