[rescue] Seeking first-hand knowledge
mroos at linux.ee
Sat Nov 21 12:24:43 CST 2009
> This is a PCI64 controller. I can't find full technical specs on it.
> Does anyone happen to know offhand whether it will work properly in a
> PCI32 slot?
Seems to be SER523 / Intel SRCS16 6-port RAID controller - just like the
one I played with a month ago.
I tested it in two machines, one IBM x232 with 64-bit PCI and one
regular PC with D815EEA2(?) mainboard with 32-bit PCI. I had no trouble
with the 32-bit system, the BIOS worked and the card was found by Linux
megaraid driver IIRC. I had some trouble in the IBM x232 - BIOS detected
the card but when I pressed the key combo for setup, it told it will be
entering setup when POST is finised and then didn't - just like Adapatec
2610SA card in the same machine.
But this specific card worked fine on 32-bit PCI.
Beware that this beast has drive size limits - it's about 500G or 750G
SATA. I tried 1T and it was not detected correctly and did not work.
Then I found the docs at Intel site telling that this was a documented
Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)
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