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

Harry Orenstein holists at verizon.net
Tue Aug 21 03:19:46 UTC 2007

> The best way to figure out which card to use is by chipset.
> http://linux-ata.org/driver-status.html
> The Silicon Image 3124 looks like one of the best supported chipsets
> you can get, including Port Multiplier Support in the 2.6.23
> timeframe; 5 drives on each SATA connector.  Just make sure the
> chipset is supported by the linux SATA drivers and you are good to go.
>  For example this one:
> http://www.addonics.com/products/host_controller/adsa3r5-e.asp
> Might be interesting, though it is a little bit expensive.
> Yan
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Thanks for the reply.  I had already considered the 3124 but 2 things give me 
pause: it is about 3 times the price of the 3112 or Promise cards (which is 
close to the price of the drive I'm trying to add) and it is only for a PCI-X 
bus, but may work on a standard PCI bus.  My bus is PCI 2.2 and I'm not sure 
if PCI-X on a PCI bus requires PCI 2.3 or not.

But it may end up being my fall back position.

-- Harry O.

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