[Cialug] SATA add-in cards that work with Linux
Nathan C. Smith
nathan.smith at ipmvs.com
Tue Jul 15 15:11:12 CDT 2008
Good call. I actually tried one. The long PCI-X bus part ran into a capacitor on the mini-itx board I am using. Big bummer there.
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On Behalf Of Anthony Jeffries
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:09 PM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] SATA add-in cards that work with Linux
As long as you're considering budgeting for a new mobo...you might try 3ware cards first. I use them at Coach House and have had good luck with them. There are drivers in the kernel for the cards we have. These are not as inexpensive as you probably like, but they do work, and they are not too spendy.
We're using these: http://store.3ware.com/?category=10&subcategory=14
Those are SATA, not SATA II but they have SATA II cards as well. From what I can tell, the PCI-X cards should be backwards-compatible with standard PCI slots.
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Nathan C. Smith <nathan.smith at ipmvs.com<mailto:nathan.smith at ipmvs.com>> wrote:
Anybody know of any (inexpensive) PCI SATA add-in cards that work with Linux that are not based on a Promise chip? The Mobo I'm using has a promise chip on it and it locks the machine up if I use an add-in SATA card that is based on a Promise chip. I have tried about 3 different cards from different manufacturers and even the Adaptec card seemed to be based on Promise.
When I have an add-in card installed, the lock-up occurs during the POST when the system seems to be looking for drives. I'm thinking another chipset might be the answer, but a new mobo may be the another answer.
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