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Old 12-17-2005, 05:15 AM
Mauro371 Mauro371 is offline
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Default New PCIe host card with old Digi 7-slot expansion?

Digi: Is the new PCIe host card available (list price $225) for the new 6-slot Expansion|HD expansion chassis compatible with older Digi expansion chassis? I have a 7-slot Digi expansion chassis and it would be great if I had to buy only the host card and keep the expansion chassis. If not, is there an upgrade path planned for the older Digi expansion chassis? An exchange program, perhaps?

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Old 12-17-2005, 05:35 AM
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Default Re: New PCIe host card with old Digi 7-slot expansion?

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Digi: Is the new PCIe host card available (list price $225) for the new 6-slot Expansion|HD expansion chassis compatible with older Digi expansion chassis? I have a 7-slot Digi expansion chassis and it would be great if I had to buy only the host card and keep the expansion chassis. If not, is there an upgrade path planned for the older Digi expansion chassis? An exchange program, perhaps?
I would highly doubt that the card would be compatible with the older chassis. Take a look at the specs and description for the new chassis, and you'll see that it's VERY different from the previous hardware. Also, I wouldn't hold my breath regarding an exchange. Having gone through lots of different chassis, the only chassis update program I remember was from Magma (which allowed you to put new guts in your older chassis).

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Old 12-17-2005, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: New PCIe host card with old Digi 7-slot expansion?

The cards are completely different. The new ones are dual infiniband connections and are serial. (similiar to gig-E connections).

Also the new chassis are for digi stuff only - no HBA cards, video cards, etc.
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