Promise TX2300 results
wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
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
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 FreeBSD.org
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