[rescue] Seeking first-hand knowledge
alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Nov 21 12:51:13 CST 2009
Meelis Roos wrote:
>> 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.
Great, thanks, that's what I needed to know.
> 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
That won't be a problem, I'm only planning on connecting a mirrored pair
of 80GB disks and a CD/DVD burner to it.
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