DMA timeouts with Adapter ASH-1205SA SATA PCI Card
tim at timandcorey.com
Thu Apr 27 15:19:29 UTC 2006
> This card is based on a Silicon Image chip. You might as well
> chuck the card I have never got a machine stable with one of these
> controllers, I tried three cards all based on this chip, including an
> Adaptec 1210SA. All the same, completely unstable.
> I suggest you acquire one of these instead:
> Save yourself a lot of pain (really) and get one :) With one of these
> the rock-like stability should be easy to achieve, hopefully.
I am finding that out the more I research this card. I have found,
however, that it does work fairly stable in Linux (sorry for dropping the
L-bomb) assuming that your hard-drive is not of a certain model. If it is,
the driver still works, but runs in a diminished capacity.
That said, one thing I noticed when reading the ata man page (I forgot
sometimes how awesome FreeBSD man-pages are!), the SiI3112 is listed as a
compatible chipset. I am e-mailing this issue directly to the maintainer
as a result. If the chipset is not supported, and it seems like it isn't
in a stable configuration, I would think this should be ammended.
Thanks again fro the help!
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