[Nottingham] via kt4 Ultra Raid Board...any good with linux?

Rob Andrews nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Nov 26 20:11:00 2002

[26-Nov-2002 17:28.48 (GMT) / Lee]
 > I'm trying to build a raid based linux machine for a company that wants
 > to ditch it's microsoft stuff. Fair enough I said, I'm think of getting
 > a Msi kt4 ultra board with raid??? 

The MSI KT4 board has a Promise PDC20376 ultra ATA controller with serial
ATA support. Note: Serial ATA support is thin in Linux, but AFAIK you can
use normal IDE connectors too (since serial ATA is provided by parallel-ATA
to serial-ATA converter chips, so it makes sense to add normal connectors
too). You may find that out of the four channels, two are serial-ATA only,
so beware.

You may find that there's already Linux support to speak of, although most
likely in kernel 2.5.x, so watch out. I've tried googling, but found nothing
pertaining to the controller and linux that was written in English, but if
anyone wishes to translate, they are more than welcome!

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