ASUS P5GD2: onboard SATA RAID support

Joe Rhett jrhett at
Mon Feb 7 12:14:56 PST 2005

The 3114 works fine as a normal IDE controller.  But unless you have the
very latest SATA code (not yet in -stable) it can't read the BIOS-made
arrays.  Delete them, and recreate them using atacontrol instead and you'll
find it works fine.

But don't pull a drive during a rebuild or you'll get a kernel panic ;-)

On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 03:56:21PM +1030, Paul A. Hoadley wrote:
> Does anyone have any success stories with this motherboard, or either
> of its onboard SATA RAID chipsets:
> Intel ICH6R
> Silicon Image 3114R
> I can get 5.3-STABLE to see both controllers, but it sees the two
> disks as ad4 and ad6, not as the RAID1 array I am trying to construct.
> It seems I didn't do quite enough research before buying this
> motherboard.  Is the consensus that both of these chipsets are junk
> anyway?  Should I purchase a standalone SATA RAID controller (if so,
> which one?), or use one of the onboard controllers and overlay
> software RAID1?  Any opinions appreciated.
> -- 
> Paul.
> w
> h

Joe Rhett
Senior Geek

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