SATA300 Controllers

Rick C. Petty rick-freebsd at
Thu Jul 6 23:08:22 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jul 06, 2006 at 03:26:17PM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> >
> >>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
> Promise has a good relationship with FreeBSD, I would expect their 
> controllers to work pretty well.

I'm using a few "Promise PDC40718 SATA300 controller" with identical
SATA300 drives and it seems to work well.  My only gripe is the channels
are misnumbered:
	port #1 maps to	channel 3
	port #2 maps to channel 1
	port #3 maps to channel 0
	port #4 maps to channel 2

I had to use the serial numbers to make sure I was writing on the correct
drives, so that was annoying.

-- Rick C. Petty

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