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Old 12-20-2007, 02:20 PM   #1
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controller card question


I'm using a Promise ultra133 tx2 card in my system right now and it's been recommeded to me to try a Highpoint Rocket 100 controller with my Debian system. I've been told the Highpoint may work better since I'm having issue with the computer freezing up with heavy disk activity.


My question is:

Since my harddrives are ATA133 drives. Will connecting them to an ATA100 controller be an issue? Should I buy the ATA133 controller, the Highpoint Rocket 133?
 
Old 12-20-2007, 03:41 PM   #2
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I'm using a Promise ultra133 tx2 card in my system right now and it's been recommeded to me to try a Highpoint Rocket 100 controller with my Debian system. I've been told the Highpoint may work better since I'm having issue with the computer freezing up with heavy disk activity.


My question is:

Since my harddrives are ATA133 drives. Will connecting them to an ATA100 controller be an issue? Should I buy the ATA133 controller, the Highpoint Rocket 133?
I also had problems with the Promise chipset (Promise 100) and ended up throwing it away and installing a Highpoint Rocket 100 controller. It works perfectly.

The drives will work at the slower of the drive speed or the controller speed. Therefore you should match speeds and buy the Highpoint Rocket 133.

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Old 12-20-2007, 06:15 PM   #3
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That's what I thought but I wanted to ask just to be sure. I have 4 ATA133 drives and 1 ATA100.

Thanks for the reply and info that you use the Highpoint also. I've run across several others that had the promise card and switched it for the Highpoint, and everyone recommends the Highpoint as being better with linux. So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to get the rocket133 card. Thanks again.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 06:38 AM   #4
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Your problem is probably related to using ATA133, this 'standard' isn't so standard across manufacturers.

If you ran your current system with the disks running in AtA100 the problems would probably go away.
 
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Your problem is probably related to using ATA133, this 'standard' isn't so standard across manufacturers.

If you ran your current system with the disks running in AtA100 the problems would probably go away.
How can I set my drives to only run at ata100? I'm not familiar with doing this.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 09:15 AM   #6
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I've installed the controller card. Debian can see it but it does not allow the devices to be mounted. They are not valid.

"lspci -v" output:
Code:
0000:00:08.0 RAID bus controller: Triones Technologies, Inc. HPT302 (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Triones Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0001
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 120, IRQ 11
        I/O ports at dd00 [size=8]
        I/O ports at de00 [size=4]
        I/O ports at e300 [size=8]
        I/O ports at dc00 [size=4]
        I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
attempt at mount output:
Code:
mount: special device /dev/hdh1 does not exist
kernel version:
Code:
Linux 2.6.8-2-k7 #1 Tue Aug 16 14:00:15 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
Did anyone else who switched to this controller have this issue? I've taken a look at the drivers and it's going to take some work to install the way I'm being told. I'm just wondering if there's a binary package or some other solution before I undertake the major one.
 
  


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