These are rumoured to be a cheap OEM from someone else, but the chipset identity is unknown. Migrate your system to the SATA drives. Article also makes the point that the Debian 4. Please see entry for Pacific Digital Talon , as no other manufacturers yet implement this open-standard hardware spec. Said to use the Marvell 88SX chip. The Broadcom chip used appears not to be model BCM, so Broadcom’s proprietary “bcraid” driver likely won’t work.

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No libata driver exists for these, but Alan Cox is working on one as of Fakeraid is difficult to support in Linux — absent either reverse-engineering, special proprietary drivers, or rare manufacturer cooperation. The cheaper via vt6421 raid controller cards differ from their and brethren in having some advanced capabilities disabled; they can be upgraded via an extra-cost software key.

Problematic proprietary Linux i binary drivers for HighPoint fakeraid release 2. Please see entry for Pacific Digital Talonas no other via vt6421 raid controller yet implement this open-standard hardware spec.

Model S-8 8-port card accepts an optional battery backup unit. SATA can theoretically do tagged command queuing TCQbut support for cotroller feature is just now under construction in libata — and exists in none of the other Linux driver sets. Please let me know.

Serial ATA (SATA) on Linux

Tom’s Hardware’s comparative reviews as of Jan. As of May ‘s v. EX card was demoed on Adaptec offers proprietary drivers binary-only. Uses exact same driver as prior non-SATA 7xxx series. As ofSilicon Image x became an open-standard hardware spec.

A patch may be necessary to run this driver properly on newer 2. Debian installation using Kenshi’s unofficial Debian 3. Optional battery is available for the card’s cache, for more reliable operation in the event of via vt6421 raid controller loss, etc.

Faster at sequential reads viia the Adaptec cards, if you tune the readahead buffers. Alternatively, LSI has produced proprietary, binary-only drivers source code wrapper accompanying a “megaide” binary-only driver for ICH6-R.

Adaptec has released a proprietary ” aarich ” driver source code wrapper surrounding a binary-only core library for Intel ICH5-R and Silicon Image Supports the standard AHCI driver interface. Rebuild your installer using kernel 2.



Fedora custom Via vt6421 raid controller contro,ler — creating your own custom Fedora-based installer starting from a stock Fedora image, e. This image uses a 2. Basic technique shown can be adapted to any SATA chipset using 2. The Silicon Image chips are not the system-facing chipsets 1 2and so don’t determine driver support. Supports hotplug and port multipliers. Take care to read all documentation.

Reports suggest that Linux’s open-source SiI driver sets from Linux work with this card. Said to use the Marvell 88SX chip. No RAID functionality, in itself: Conttoller by Karl Schmidt, in which he uses the Debian-sarge beta4 installer’s 2.

Accordingly, it via vt6421 raid controller contain significant errors — and corrections are greatly appreciated.

Serial ATA (SATA) chipsets — Linux support status

Mon Dec 31 I personally would steer clear. Correspondent Andreas Thienemann warns that this driver works on Linux 2. These are rumoured to be a cheap Via vt6421 raid controller from someone else, but the chipset identity is unknown.

RAID issues a separate wrinkle: In the by-now rare case of being stuck on an installer that relies on via vt6421 raid controller. An optional battery-backup daughterboard is available. I’ve created this document from public sources in order to learn about the subject, but cannot claim any expertise.

Garzik posted his own patch on to support vy6421 device; the code will be included in kernel 2. Card disables the drive’s write cache.

via vt6421 raid controller If your desired installation kernel lacks “ahci”, you may be able to use a pre-AHCI fallback mode e. One source says these cards are based on Silicon Image chips, which are probably not the system-facing chipsetsand so don’t determine driver support.