Serial ATA?

Michal Mertl mime at
Wed Dec 22 15:59:29 PST 2004

Peterhin wrote:

> I would like to move over to FreeBSD from Linux, only been there for a 
> year.
> I am starting at groung zero. I have read the hardware list for 4.9 
> STABLE and
> 5.2.1 RELEASE. All I can find in 3.1 "Disk Controller with Promise 
> ATA100/133
> OEM chip (pdc20265/69)  I am using a ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard, 
> with a
> Promise PDC20378 Raid Controller and a Western Digital Serial ATA H.D. Will
> FreeBSD work.?

Yes. The controller is definitely supported. I'm not entirely sure about 
RAID functions but they are most probably supported too.

If you have looked at supported hardware for 5.3 you would find a link to 
ata(4) manual page, which lists the controller as supported.

It has been supported for long time but only recently (for 5.2) it got into 
manual pages and even more recently it's reflected in the release 
documentation (for 5.3).


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