I just bought a card like that myself, the techie at CompUSA's HQ on the phone said it's a software based card. Awhile back Promise Technology made cards similiar to this, in which case they -extended- IDE to include more devices. Promise developed their card to the open IDE standards, virtually making it work with ANY Operating System. However, this is not the case with CompUSA's card. It's software driven, meaning, sorry, WINDOWS ONLY! And you can probably bet Bill Gates had a hand in it... Unless there's hacked up drivers to force the card's closed standard to work properly in Linux, tough luck man.
Last edited by JanusPaul; 03-09-2005 at 01:42 PM.