[mythtv-users] S-ATA Card recommendation

Ajay Sharma ssharma at revsharecorp.com
Mon Mar 15 12:32:16 EST 2004

Jarod C. Wilson wrote:
> On Mar 14, 2004, at 22:20, Steve Dorsey wrote:
>>  I have 2 SATA drives and an Intel D845EBT Mobo. I'd like to use the 
>> drives on my MythTV box. Can anyone recommend a good cheap PCI SATA 
>> card which will be fully Linux compatible and will work with MythTV?
> I believe the best supported SATA chipsets are the ones from 3ware. No 
> extra drivers needed, they use the same driver as 3ware PATA chipsets, 
> which has been in the kernel for some time.

Yes.  I totally agree.

While 3ware cards aren't cheap they are worth every penny since they 
install as easy as a normal IDE drive.  Everything is detected on boot 
and since their drivers have been in the 2.4 kernel for a while you 
don't have to run any closed-source binaries or funky kernel patches.

I've built three IDE Raid servers at work and I'm using their card at 
home for SATA duties.


Satyajot (Ajay) Sharma
RevShare Corp
System Administrator

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