SATA Controllers

andrew clarke mail at
Sat Oct 13 13:21:08 UTC 2012

On Tue 2012-10-09 09:25:34 UTC-0700, Doug Hardie (bc979 at wrote:

> Looking through the list of SATA Controllers available at Best Buy, I
> don't find any of them listed on the 9.0 hardware page.  I need a
> couple cheap ones (for non-production systems).  Does anyone have
> recommendations?

I've used a Promise 378 FastTrak SATA PCI controller card in the past.
They don't seem easy to find any more, though. Certainly not new.

There's a Promise S150 TX4 for US$15 on eBay which apparently is
supported by FreeBSD. The controller chip is a PDC20319 which is
listed in /usr/src/sys/dev/ata/chipsets/ata-promise.c. Also a SATA300
TX2plus for the same price which is probably supported too. The
seller's photo shows a PDC207xx controller chip - probably the
PDC20771 which is also listed in ata-promise.c.

Of course there's not much consumer demand for these types of cards
any more, now that motherboards with four or more SATA sockets are

Good luck :-)

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