Basic IDE Controller Card - to wait, or not to wait....

Michael Halcrow mike at halcrow.us
Mon Nov 13 16:22:17 MST 2006


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On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 03:25:58PM -0700, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> I ran out of IDE connectors for my home file server, and I need a
> few more (4 to be exact).  I don't need anything fancy, just
> something that will support 250GB PATA/IDE hard disks, run at least
> at ATA/100 speeds, and will run under Fedora Core 5 (with linux
> software raid, and LVM).

I have a box running three different IDE chipsets (High Point, Silicon
Image, and nVidia). You will find that almost all of the cheapo cards
(<$30) are running the SIIL 0680 chipset, which is supported by the
driver of the Linux kernel enabled with CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIIMAGE=y.

What is printed on the chip?

Or, what do you see when you run lspci with the card installed?

Mike
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