Subject: Re: new SATA controller/drive _very_ slow (PIO mode 0)
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/2007 23:40:08
On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 08:17:45PM -0700, Jim Bernard wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 10:36:26PM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
>> You can get a 4 channel SATA-II promise card for about $60.
>> 2 channel are not a lot less.
>  Do you know for sure that they work?  I'd prefer not to keep buying
>cards until I find one that really does.

Oh, yeah. I've got 3 beside my desk. I can't wait
for someone to step on them.

I've only tried the promise card it with 4.0_RC4,
pretty sure it's enabled in GENERIC:

pdcsata*        at pci? dev ? function ?        # Promise SATA150 controllers

The comment should probably be updated because it
does seem to run at 300

pdcsata0 at pci4 dev 13 function 0
pdcsata0: Promise PDC40718 SATA300 controller (rev. 0x02)
pdcsata0: interrupting at ioapic0 pin 17 (irq 11)
pdcsata0: bus-master DMA support present

The card's bios is not 100% intuitave, but it does
the job once you figure it out.

// George

George Georgalis, information system scientist <IXOYE><