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. The default read-ahead is 8 sectors. Migrate your system to the SATA drives. I use ; otherwise, you won’t come anywhere near those numbers. Mon Dec 31

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A patch may be necessary to run this driver properly on newer 2. Kernel Traffic’s coverage archival link: Supported by its own 3w-xxxx and 3w-9xxx driver in 2.

Erich Chen sis 965l chipset Areca maintains GPLed source code for a “arcmsr” driver for these chipsets also available at unnet. Note that Fedora Core2 provides a 2. Sis 965l chipset custom CD construction — creating your own custom Fedora-based installer starting from a stock Fedora image, e. Supports NCQ, hot sparing.

Serial ATA (SATA) on Linux

An i binary ataraid? Cache memory add-on sis 965l chipset module is available for some models OEM versions only, though, not retail. Beware of Adaptec’s term “HostRaid”: And of course 3Ware card owners can use almost any 2. Don’t assume this page’s data are perfect.

RAID issues a separate wrinkle: The default read-ahead is 8 sectors. Per the libata report, a separate block driver, “sx8” not part of libatahas been written for this hardware. Please let me know. Rebuild your installer using kernel 2. Linux often cannot sis 965l chipset existing fakeraid volumes on such host adapters, unless you’re willing to use proprietary fakeraid drivers where available. However, Kveton’s instructions page also details how you can create your own custom netinst, e.

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Note Brent Sis 965l chipset scathing review. As ofthis patch isn’t in mainline kernels, however. Install Linux onto that. Tom’s Hardware’s comparative reviews as of Jan.

Take care to read all documentation. No libata driver exists for these, but Alan Cox is sis 965l chipset on one as of Press releases says there’s a “full open source Linux driver” — which might be the Marvell driver?

Alternatively, LSI has produced proprietary, binary-only drivers source code wrapper accompanying a “megaide” binary-only driver for ICH6-R.

If your installer finds no block devices or has other problems, please realise that all Linux SATA support is still hit or miss. Model ARC has a battery backup unit option. This might be true of some others. Supermicro’s ftp site offers versions of those sis 965l chipset proprietary, binary-only drivers. Basic technique shown can be adapted to any SATA chipset using 2. Said to use the Marvell 88SX chip. This is because many Sis 965l chipset host adapters, like ATA generally absent special hardware provisions, simply don’t support hotplug functionality.

All of author’s future SATA status reports and other support pages will be Supports hotplug and port multipliers. There is no such thing as a distribution or its installer generically “having SATA support” or not.

VTM South Bridge chipset.

Serial ATA (SATA) chipsets — Linux support status

In the by-now rare case of being stuck xhipset an installer that relies on 2. Optional battery backup unit is sis 965l chipset. Garzik posted a patch on to support this device; the code will be included in kernel sis 965l chipset. Units use Broadcom BCM chips. Accordingly, it may contain significant errors — and corrections are greatly appreciated. No hotplug or port multipliers.


Cards use Marvell chips. The Linux kernel team’s near-term plan is to phase out this driver set. There are individual low-level drivers for the individual SATA chipsets, e.

Debian installation using Scott Kveton’s unofficial Debian 3. The Silicon Image chips are not the system-facing chipsets 1 2and so don’t chispet driver support. Others are brand-new and require new drivers from scratch.

Chipsrt iswraid patch will be merged into kernel 2. Correspondent Berkley Shands notes that these cards and proprietary drivers are quite CPU-intensive, even pushing a quad-Opteron system sis 965l chipset bit. Compatible with Linux’s megaraid2 driver. Supports the standard AHCI driver interface. Uses a Silicon Image chip. If your desired installation sis 965l chipset lacks “ahci”, you may be able to use a pre-AHCI fallback mode e.