Subject: Re: new SATA controller/drive _very_ slow (PIO mode 0)
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/17/2007 22:36:26
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 can get a 4 channel SATA-II promise card for about $60.
2 channel are not a lot less.

// George

George Georgalis, information system scientist <IXOYE><