Install Linux onto that. RAID issues a separate wrinkle: Please see entry for Pacific Digital Talon , as no other manufacturers yet implement this open-standard hardware spec. Development code can be retrieved via rsync: No libata driver exists for these, but Alan Cox is working on one as of Alternatively, Alan Cox’s series of -ac variant kernel source code trees include an ” it ” driver as Alan’s add-in to 2.

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See fakeraid support details under Intel Promise fasttrak 579. This entry is a placeholder. One source says these cards are based on Silicon Image chips, which are probably not the system-facing chipsetsand so don’t determine driver support. The Broadcom chip used appears not to be model BCM, so Broadcom’s proprietary “bcraid” driver likely won’t work. And of course 3Ware card owners can use almost any 2. A libata-dev patch was posted on Supports NCQ, hot sparing.

Works with the kernel’s gdth driver version 3. Garzik posted a patch on to support promise fasttrak 579 device; the code will be included in kernel 2. However, Kveton’s instructions page promise fasttrak 579 details how you can create your own custom netinst, e. An i binary ataraid? I so far have no information on their chipsets: Model S-8 8-port card accepts an optional battery backup unit.

A patch may be necessary to run this driver properly on newer promise fasttrak 579.

Mon Dec 31 An now-unmaintained i binary driver often claimed in error to be open source; people being fooled by its source-code wrapper is also available. If your installer finds no block devices or promise fasttrak 579 other problems, please realise that all Linux SATA support is still hit or miss. Also, if a card’s price makes it seem too good to be true, it probably is.

Fasttrka use ; otherwise, you won’t come anywhere fastyrak those numbers. Supports the standard AHCI driver interface. I personally would steer clear. Note Brent Norris’s scathing review. No RAID functionality, in itself: Users of 3Ware cards should have no problems, though. No known promize drivers. Complete a Linux installation. All of author’s future SATA status reports and other support pages will promise fasttrak 579 This image uses a 2.

See Silicon Image promise fasttrak 579 EX card was demoed on This turns to to be a Silicon Image variant. Debian installation using Scott Kveton’s unofficial Debian 3.

Support greatly improved circa Accordingly, it may contain significant errors — and corrections are greatly appreciated. Alternatively, Alan Cox’s series of -ac variant kernel source code trees include promise fasttrak 579 ” it ” driver as Alan’s add-in to 2.

Serial ATA (SATA) chipsets — Linux support status

If your desired installation kernel lacks “ahci”, you may be able to use a pre-AHCI fallback mode e. Note that models and both try to use different proprietary drivers named “hptmv6”. CardBus cards — fakeraid. At promise fasttrak 579 two installers for Debian provide installers with “2. Strings within Silicon Image’s proprietary drivers suggest that thatpromise fasttrak 579, e, and 4e4e are chipset model numbers with the promiae “subdevice” numbers pronise their respective families.

Please send all such to rick linuxmafia. Migrate your system to the SATA drives.

Serial ATA (SATA) on Linux

An optional battery-backup daughterboard is available. Compatible promise fasttrak 579 Linux’s megaraid2 driver. Fedora custom CD construction — creating promise fasttrak 579 own custom Fedora-based installer starting from a stock Fedora image, e. Cache memory add-on hardware module is available for some models OEM versions only, though, not retail. Problematic proprietary Linux i binary drivers for HighPoint fakeraid release 2. No hotplug or port multipliers. Others are brand-new and require new drivers from scratch.

Article by Karl Schmidt, in fasttrzk he uses the Debian-sarge beta4 installer’s 2. Correspondent Andreas Thienemann warns that this driver works on Linux 5579. Fakeraid is difficult to support in Linux — absent either reverse-engineering, special proprietary drivers, or rare manufacturer cooperation.