[mythtv-users] OT: Help selecting PCI SATA card

Robert Logan bert at p3rf3ct.com
Mon Aug 6 11:18:56 UTC 2007

Harry Orenstein wrote:
> This is definitely off topic for this list, but I think that this is a good 
> place to ask, so...
> I have a MB (Asus A7V8X-X) that does not have SATA ports and only supports PCI 
> cards.  I want to add storage to be able to keep more recorded programs, so I 
> bought a 500GB SATA HD.  The question is, what is the best SATA chipset for 
> PCI?  My choices are either a no-name SIL3112 card, a no-name VIA6421 card or 
> a Promise S150-TX2plus.
> Between these choices, does anyone have a suggestion?  I run FC6 and plan on 
> going to F7 or F8 eventually, if that makes any difference.  My concerns are 
> what is currently best supported by libata and what will be best supported by 
> libata in the future.  I fully intend to eventually upgrade my MB and go to 
> onboard SATA, but until then...

Ive had the same issue - using a noname SIL3112 card - uses the
sata_sil module - no issues - been running it for several months

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