Please recommend an SATA controller card that works with Slack 10.2
I have tested the following using sata.i kernel from the 10.2 CD, paired with two 320GB wd hard drives. I KNOW that SATA can work under Linux but I've been going at this for two weeks and I'm almost ready to trade the drives for IDE's.
Promise SATA-II150 TX2plus - mounts fine, installs fine, but when using it in the real world it causes data corruption. dmesg shows hundreds of read/write errors and e2fsck freezes the drive.
Silicon Image 3112 - Unable to boot from CD. Honestly I think the card may be a bootleg. I got it on eBay for cheap and the BIOS has grammar errors... anyways it freezes on the following lines:
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd blah blah
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd blah blah
I realize the 3112 was cheap, and the TX2plus isn't fully supported, so I was wondering if any of you guys have had success with a particular SATA controller.