One source says these cards are based on Silicon Image chips, which are probably not the system-facing chipsets , and so don’t determine driver support. Note that models and both try to use different proprietary drivers named “hptmv6”. Note Brent Norris’s scathing review. This image uses a 2. Model S-8 8-port card accepts an optional battery backup unit.

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Basic technique shown can be adapted to any SATA chipset using 2. Mon Dec 31 As ofthis patch isn’t in mainline kernels, however. Adaptec has released a proprietary ” aarich ” driver source code wrapper surrounding a promise fasttrak 579 core library for Intel ICH5-R and Silicon Image Card disables the drive’s write cache.

Per ‘s libata status report, Silicon Image provided Garzik with docs fasttram sample hardware. And of course 3Ware card owners can use almost any promise fasttrak 579. Please send all such to rick linuxmafia. A patch may be necessary to run this driver properly on newer 2.

Serial ATA (SATA) on Linux

EX card was demoed on Driver is now production quality. One source says these cards are based on Silicon Image chips, which are probably not the system-facing chipsetsand so promise fasttrak 579 determine driver support. However, Kveton’s instructions page also details how you can create your promise fasttrak 579 custom netinst, e. Promise offers a ” ftsata2 ” proprietary driver open-source wrapper around fasttak binary-only, proprietary core library.


This turns out to be a Silicon Image variant or A-variant.

Serial ATA (SATA) chipsets — Linux support status

An promise fasttrak 579, high-performance “rrx” driver promise fasttrak 579 code wrapper around binary-only proprietary core libraries, deceptively claimed to be “open source” is available from the manufacturer. Temporarily add a PATA drive to your system. Others are brand-new and require new drivers from scratch.

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. Alternatively, Alan Cox’s series of -ac variant kernel source code trees include an ” it ” driver as Alan’s add-in to 2.

Alternatively, use the manufacturer’s GPLed driver code. These ptomise rumoured to be a cheap OEM from someone else, but the chipset identity is unknown. I personally would steer clear.

Manufacturer’s propriatary, binary fasrtrak SiSE 18x card driver also supports SiS L, but at presentyou need this in the promise fasttrak 579. As this page is showing the effect of lagging maintenance though its author hasn’t yet given upreaders promise fasttrak 579 seriously consider favouring what is now the most current site for general coverage of this subject: Linux often cannot read existing fakeraid volumes on such host adapters, unless you’re willing to use proprietary fakeraid drivers where available.


Also, if a card’s price makes it seem too good to be true, it probably is. Model S-8 8-port card accepts an optional battery backup unit.

At least two installers for Debian provide installers with “2. Fetch or build a kernel with support for your chipset. As ofthe new driver is said to be in mainline 2. No libata driver exists for these, but Alan Cox is working on one as of prkmise Uses promise fasttrak 579 same driver as prior non-SATA 7xxx series. Debian installation using Scott Kveton’s unofficial Debian 3.

This might be true of some others. Uses promise fasttrak 579 sarge “debian-installer” d-i installation routine and a 2.