Recent ATA drivers giving problems with SATA

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Wed Nov 26 13:35:01 PST 2003


On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 16:04, Soren Schmidt wrote:
> It seems Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > > There are some early issues of the SiI3112 chips that has problems that
> > > can cause datacorruption etc etc..
> > > You can try the following patch (which btw re@ has for approval), 
> > > otherwise I'd try another controller as there seem to be no end of the
> > > troubles with the Sii 3112 chips (brings back to mind the horror times
> > > from when they where called CMD and did the CMD640 disaster)...
> > 
> > On the "other controller" front, what about the Adaptec 1205SA host
> > controller?
> 
> I dont know that one, and Adaptec say nothing about what hardware
> they use on thier web (why does that have to be a secret until you
> have bought the product, or is that exaclty why ?).
> 
> I suspect it is the same as the 1210SA RAID thing just without the
> RAID part of the BIOS, ie thats also a ds3112 chip (with Adaptecs
> "special" PCI id, *sigh*)..

Confirmed.  I found a BIOS output string in their support docs.  It's
the same 3112 chipset.

> 
> Go for Promise, they support us with docs and HW for development :)

Sounds good to me, thanks!

Joe

> 
> -Søren
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