Promise SATA 150 TX2 plus

Promise SATA 150 TX2 plus

Post by Milan Roub » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 22:00:13


Hi,
I got one card SATA 150 TX2 plus with version v1.00.0.20 on chip.
I want to make it working under SuSE linux 8.0. I have downloaded
drivers from www.promise.com, but driver is not working, because of bad
major/minor numbers of /dev/sda, /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb, .....
What are the major/minor numbers for making it work?

Or is there any other driver that I should use for making this card =
working?
What are major/minor numbers for that drivers?
Thanks very much for your answers.
Milan Roubal
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Promise SATA 150 TX2 plus

Post by Mitc » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 22:20:11


I believe that is the Promise PDC 20736 controller
for which there is no current driver yet. Search in

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

for "20736" and read the thread(s) there.

Cheers
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Promise SATA 150 TX2 plus

Post by Milan Roub » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 22:40:17

Thanks for the answer, it has got PDC 20375, not
20376, but it changes nothing. As Alan mentioned
here: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
promise has got their own drivers. Have somebody seen
this drivers really working? My card is not RAID,
its only controller, I want only see the harddrives.
Thanx a lot
Milan Roubal

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Post by mru » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 23:20:20

"Milan Roubal" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:


Do yourself a favor, and get a Highpoint card instead.

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Post by Larry McVo » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 00:20:19


I can't speak to the highpoint card, I don't have one of those. I do have
a 3ware 8500-4 which works great. I believe that I had to use a later
kernel (2.4.20? .21?) to get it to work but it has been working flawlessly.
I'm using it in RAID 10 mode.
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Post by mru » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 00:30:15

Larry McVoy < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:


The 3ware does real RAID, right? I think the OP didn't need that.

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Post by Larry McVo » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 04:40:22


The 3ware does RAID or JBOD.
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Promise SATA 150 TX2 plus

Post by Matthias S » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 04:42:07


Highpoint RocketRAID 1540 or 1542.
(www.highpoint-tech.com)

OK, it's not native SATA but a PATA with converters, but at least for me
that a none-issue.




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Post by Samuel Flo » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 04:42:22


Most current SATA cards aren't faster than 64/66. Heck many are
32/66, or 64/33. The problem is most everyone other than 3ware's linux
drivers suck. I can't find a non raid SATA controller than works for me
under linux.

3ware cards tend to max out a 64/33 solt around 6 drives for
sequential IO. (This will change in their next gen cards) You get much
better performance with two 8 port cards running 6 drives each than a
single 12 port card. Personally I recommend either 3ware raid10, or
linux software raid 5 if you're a performance junky.

Adaptec does have a new 4 port card sata raid card. It seems to work
well, and the driver on their cdrom includes around 30 precompiled
binaries for various RH, MDK, and Suse kernels. Source for the updated
aacraid driver is included. An interesting side note their cdrom seem
to run linux. (Yes they seem to provide source/patches for the various
gpl programs it uses.)

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Promise SATA 150 TX2 plus

Post by Marcel J.E » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 05:00:12


You could try asking the PROMISE Linux support team < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
for their driver. I have seen a working driver on a 20376 chip with just
one disk connected to it.

-Marcel

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Promise SATA 150 TX2 plus

Post by Milan Roub » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 09:00:10

here have you seen this card working? Is any contact to sysadmin of that
system?
I asked XXXX@XXXXX.COM , because I am from Europe and now I had send them
configuration of my system and the problem description, so I will see later
if any sollution come.
Thanx for the answer
Milan Roubal

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Promise SATA 150 TX2 plus

Post by Milan Roub » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 09:10:06

Hi,


Heh, bad news for me.


All this cards are RAID controllers, I want only SATA controlers and I am
using software raid 5.
I was using Promise TX2 controllers for PATA drives and it was working
great, so I tried
the SATA card from Promise too and it looks only troubles and troubles...
Milan Roubal

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Post by Milan Roub » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 09:20:10

Wow, how is the performance of this cards? HPT PATA controllers
was always bad in performance and if it has got SATA to PATA converter,
I can't imagine how fast/slow it could be.
Thanx for the answers
Milan Roubal



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Post by Milan Roub » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 09:30:08

Yes, I don't need RAID and 3ware 8500 is real RAID card.
Thanks for the answers
Milan Roubal

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flawlessly.

The 3ware does real RAID, right? I think the OP didn't need that.

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Post by Samuel Flo » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 09:30:11


Your best bet may be some silcon image chipset, or the high point card
that seem to have the same interface as their pata card. Personally at
this stage there really isn't any reason to switch to sata. (Other than
saner cabling.) I've yet to see a sata drive, other than the WD raptor,
that faster than pata drive. The WD raptors are nearly scsi drive fast,
but are small cap and pricey.

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