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Re: [opensuse] SATA PCI card
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 11:43:07 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370805170843r1b2d7fb8q8aa8bec633a359de@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 9:20 AM, Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 23:38 -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
> Mike McMullin wrote:
> > I went to my hardware pusher and asked about buying an SATA PCI card,
> > and was informed that he only has the new version of PCI cards, and
> > maybe I'd just like an new mother board with sata already on it.
> > What I'd prefer is a PCI card that has the SATA on it, and works out
> > of the box under linux without costing me more than the money/time that
> > getting that new mobo would.
> > Comments and recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
> > BTW, the why he wants a SATA card is that I'm looking at getting a
> > SATA drive to hold files created by myth-tv.
> >
> Mike,
> I just purchased and installed a Promise SATA300 TX4 4 port 3.0G sata
> controller. I installed the thing in an older MSI km2m motherboard and
stuck 2
> 500G Samsung drives on it, configured it for software RAID1, formatted and
> was done.

Total noob question here, if i glom onto one of these cards will it
setup in non-raid?
It's beginning to look a lot like e-Bay will be the source. has nothing for promise and about 3 IIRC SATA-PCI cards,
and I have no idea of there are linux drivers for them.

For the vanilla kernel, a current (2.6.25) list of drivers is at

I assume 11.0 will be based on 2.6.25 (or newer) so that list should
be relevant to the next OpenSUSE release.

Greg Freemyer
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