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Old 06-24-2011, 04:56 PM   #16
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Hi Andrea,
Did you get any further on your problem after updating the disk firmware?

I experience exactly the same problem when i try to make a RAID1 with two Samsung HD204UI drives.
I'm using Fedora 14 (after first using Centos 5,6), i've updated the firmware although i've purchased the drives last week and i read somewhere that samsung is using the new firmware in the disk produced after dec. 2010.

I've got a mini itx board (Jetway jnc96fl) which has 4 sata ports, 2 with the intel chipset en two on the jmb363.
When i make a mirror with the intel ports there's no problem. Only with teh ports on the jmb363. Because i've bought this board to build a nas server with 4 2TB drives in Raid5 i hope there will be a solution. otherwise the board is useless :-(

Also good to mention is, that before i got the smasung drives i did some testing with 4 500GB WD drives, and was working ok.
So it seems to be a problem with the combination of the HD204UI's and the jmb363.

Well i hope you have found something in the mean time.

kind regards.
 
Old 06-26-2011, 01:52 PM   #17
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Hi Breekie,

I'm sorry to disappoint you. Unfortunately I haven't found any solution yet and, upgrading the HDs firmware, did not change anything.

I have temporarily bypassed the problem not using the jmb363 controller but an "IDE to SATA" converter which is not giving me any problem at all. Obviously it's a very poor solution but it does the job for now.

My hope is that, with the next Ubuntu/kernel upgrade, the jmb363 will be better supported... (fingers crossed)

Regards,
Andrea
 
Old 06-27-2011, 01:37 PM   #18
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Hi,

I tried the latest fedora 15 live cd, but no solution.
i'm afraid i Will have to look for another way to make a nasserver.

Regards

Breekie
 
Old 06-27-2011, 02:08 PM   #19
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Like I said before the only way to solve it is to disable the jmicron controller. That's the only way that works for me. That's why I stay away from jmicron.
 
Old 06-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #20
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Yeah well... you can disable the jMicron controller if you have enough SATA ports to do what you wanna do.

In Breekie's case and mine we want to have a RAID5 and, if we disable the jMicron controller, we would end up with 2 SATA ports only... which are definitely not enough. That's why a workaround is needed... :-/
 
Old 06-27-2011, 03:32 PM   #21
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Maybe a SATA card or something.
 
Old 06-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #22
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Yes. You are right...

In fact what I'm looking for is a PCI-E x1 with 2 or better 4 SATA ports...
The 2 port one is quite cheap. Even less than 10 in England. The 4 port one starts from 40/50...
I will try one of them... sooner or later.
 
Old 06-27-2011, 04:14 PM   #23
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This controller has quite a reputation. Hopefully one of the following links is helpful

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-if-i-599738/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-drive-780731/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...boards-602523/
 
Old 06-27-2011, 05:05 PM   #24
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Thanks for the links but i already searched (and found these threads)

The controller is on a mini itx (jetway jnc96fl) i wanted to create a nas with 4 sata disks in raid5.
There's only one pci slot on this board. External sata controllers with 4ports are mostly pci-e, so this is no option either.
I think my project with this board will end here :-(
 
Old 11-29-2012, 04:38 PM   #25
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still same problem here

Still same problem here. The system freezes constantly on WRITE-processes to the hd served by the JMicron controller. Has anyone fixed this yet?

regards,
Henning
 
Old 11-29-2012, 04:51 PM   #26
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I haven't tried/used that port in a long time.

What OS are you using?

I'm still on Ubuntu 10.04 but soonish I should upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04.
Once upgraded I might give it another try, unless that computer dies first (sometimes it feel like it can't take it anymore... LOL).
 
Old 11-30-2012, 08:24 AM   #27
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I'm running ubuntu 12.04 server. No solution found yet on the web. Maybe some grub-kernel-boot parameters?
 
Old 11-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #28
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oh no, still a problem with Ubuntu 12.04! That doesn't give me much hope... :-/
 
  


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