SATA300 Controllers

Scott Long scottl at
Thu Jul 6 21:26:41 UTC 2006

Wilko Bulte wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 08:02:55PM -0500, Derrick T. Woolworth wrote..
>>Hello all,
>>Sorry for cross-posting, but these issues seem relevant for lists...
>>Has anyone had success with SATA300 controllers with FreeBSD 6.1?  I've been
>>trying Promise and nVidia nForce4 and I'm not having any luck.  Using a MSI
>>K8NGM2-L motherboard and others, but 6.1's installation hangs as soon as it
>>sees ad4.  I've also tried using an Adaptec 1210SA controller and had zero
> Well, just as a datapoint this works fine for me:
> wb at freebie ~: dmesg|grep -i Prom
> atapci0: <Promise PDC20771 SATA300 controller> port
> 0xd480-0xd4ff,0xd000-0xd0ff mem 0xf7ff6000-0xf7ff6fff,0xf7fa0000-0xf7fbffff
> irq 21 at device 13.0 on pci2
> ar0: 238475MB <Promise Fasttrak RAID1> status: READY
> wb at freebie ~: uname -a
> FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE #2: Wed Jun 14
> 22:01:33 CEST 2006     root at
> i386

Promise has a good relationship with FreeBSD, I would expect their 
controllers to work pretty well.


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