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Old 02-02-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
clcardio71
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Could use more eyes - PCI card search


I am looking for a eSATA card that is well supported in Linux. Particularly, I am looking for an eSATA card that works with a linux driver and can handle NCQ. (NCQ should allow the card to operate fast. My card/driver combination apparently does not handle NCQ.) The upgrade may help, since I suspect that there is more support for eSATA drivers in the PCI-e configuration than my current PCI requirement.

I need 14 more posts to post a link to the card I think I have found to be the b
est fit so far... but it is a

PCI to SATA/ESATA/IDE RAID Controller Card Adapter, With 2 SATA + 1 ESATA + 1 ID
E Port

any other suggestions????

also if there is a better place, even another site, to be posting linux/hardware
related questions, i would be happy to oblige.

thanks in advance
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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I am looking for a eSATA card that is well supported in Linux. Particularly, I am looking for an eSATA card that works with a linux driver and can handle NCQ. (NCQ should allow the card to operate fast. My card/driver combination apparently does not handle NCQ.)
I would recommend the Hardware Compatibility list, www.google.com/linux and emailing businesses with your linux question. Support businesses that answer questions. I do that, and it simplifies life.


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also if there is a better place, even another site, to be posting linux/hardware
related questions, i would be happy to oblige.
Some folks would take that as treason, but we won't shoot you this time ;-). I note you've been posting it elsewhere as well, but we won't shoot you for that either.

To judge by a quick look around, ncq is still bleeding edge. It's often wiser to let a technology develop before using it unless you want to be involved in sorting it out. It's only an advantage for servers, and not, I gather with seagate drives or via chipsets.
 
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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I would recommend the Hardware Compatibility list, www.google.com/linux and emailing businesses with your linux question. Support businesses that answer questions. I do that, and it simplifies life.



Some folks would take that as treason, but we won't shoot you this time ;-). I note you've been posting it elsewhere as well, but we won't shoot you for that either.

To judge by a quick look around, ncq is still bleeding edge. It's often wiser to let a technology develop before using it unless you want to be involved in sorting it out. It's only an advantage for servers, and not, I gather with seagate drives or via chipsets.


Thank you thank you, I truly appreciate your help. Some good advice.
 
  


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