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Re: Support of VIA VT6421A or Silicon Image SiI0680A chipsets

On Jan 25, 2012, at 4:01 AM, Jarmo Jaakkola wrote:

> Hi!
> I'd like to know if anyone has experiences on PATA adapters based on
>    VIA VT6421A
> or
>    Silicon Image SiI0680A
> chipsets.
> What I managed to find from viaide(4) manual page is that the VIA chipset
> requires that the disks have been configured into RAID or JBOD, which I
> do not want.  I want to access the individual disks.
> I did find this quite recent commit, which mentions the VIA chipset.
> Could this perhaps allow access to the individual disks?  The only
> problem of course being that it is in no release yet.
> The Silicon Image chipset on the other hand is mentioned on
> the cmdide(4) page and there were no caveats.  Neither page explicitly
> mentions the -A version of the chipset, which makes me worry.

I used a Sil680ACL144 for years without problems in a sparc64 machine.


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