Martin . . . do you happen to remember if the Sync card on the 1820M you reviewed actually required a second PCI slot in order to work? Or could it be inserted in an empty PCI bay or an ISA slot? (hehe, not that too many people would have those anymore )
The Sync daughterboard receives its power from the 1010 PCI card via the internal ribbon connector, and requires no PCI (or ISA ) slot.
This is why I carefully used the words 'occupy two PCI slot positions', rather than two PCI slots