Subject: Re: new SATA controller/drive _very_ slow (PIO mode 0)
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/17/2007 13:58:15
On Sun, Dec 16, 2007 at 08:32:10PM -0700, Jim Bernard wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 16, 2007 at 09:54:14PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > >   I've recently added to an old x86 system a PCI SATA controller (VIA VT6421)
> > 
> > I have never seen one of these (VIA chip on an add-in card) work.  You
> > probably want to find some other brand of SATA controller.
>   Do you have any suggestions?  RAID is not of interest.

You might want to try Silicon Image based cards. They are not perfect,
but available cheaply. E.g. the entry level Adaptec cards were using them.