Subject: Re: Promise ultra133tx2
To: Micah <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/13/2004 17:35:38
On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 08:48:44AM -0800, Micah wrote:
> > > I heard a while back that the promise ultra133tx2 (pdc20269) card has problems on alpha.
> > Does
> > > anyone know the status of this card?
> > > 
> > 
> > Hello, I was the one who reported problems a while back. It looks like the
> > problem is in the card itself. You might have better luck with an Alpha that
> > has 32-bit PCI slots (i only have 64-bit). I also suggest you try HPT cards.

Avoid the HPT366 (ATA66) at all costs, however. I haven't used other Highpoint
chipsets, but I got no end of trouble from the HPT366 on my motherboard.
Also, unlike the promise cards, it requires an irq for each IDE channel -
the promise ultra100tx2 I bought to replace it only needs one irq, and runs
a lot faster anyway, being ata100.

> > 
> Okay. Thanks. If any of the developers are interested I have one of the cards I would be
> willing to donate.

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