Promise TX2300 results

Wilko Bulte wb at
Thu Dec 22 14:22:17 PST 2005

On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 10:41:29PM +0100, Wilko Bulte wrote..
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 10:26:15PM +0100, Sren Schmidt wrote..
> > Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > 
> > >>All RAID1's that ATA supports are sofware based, any controller can do 
> > >>here, unless you want to boot from it, you'd go for one that has BIOS 
> > >>support for RAID like the Promise TX2200..
> > >
> > >Well, yes, booting is the issue yes.  Seems in .NL TX2200 has become a rare
> > >breed.  Would a TX2300 also do?
> > 
> > It should, I might not have all the PCI ID's in there yet (new ones keep 
> > popping up), but the support code is there, just needs the PCI ID in 
> > case its not found.
> OK.  I ordered a 2300 and will let you know what develops :)

Promise made, promise kept, the Promise TX2300 card was delivered today.


tapci0 at pci2:13:0:      class=0x010400 card=0x3570105a chip=0x3570105a
rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Promise Technology Inc'
    class    = mass storage
    subclass = RAID

atapci0: <Promise PDC20580 SATA150 controller> port
0xd480-0xd4ff,0xd000-0xd0ff mem 0xf7ff6000-0xf7ff6fff,0xf7fc0000-0xf7fdffff
irq 21 at device 13.0 on pci2
ata2: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata3: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
ata4: <ATA channel 2> on atapci0

The chip is marked:  PDC20771 (not 20580).

With ataraid in the kernel:

ar0: 238418MB <Promise Fasttrak RAID1> status: READY
ar0: disk0 READY (master) using ad4 at ata2-master
ar0: disk1 READY (mirror) using ad6 at ata3-master

So first impression is that it 'Just Works'.

Anything specific I should try?

Wilko Bulte				wilko at

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