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Old 06-25-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Linux support for maxtor SATA 150 controller?

I'm adding an ata hard drive to a scsi system I have using the "adaptec.s" kernel in slackware. The controller card is a Maxtor Sata 150 controller (with one ata port, I don't have any sata drives). I am not able to detect that I have an ata hard drive, even though the maxtor's bios detects the hard drive at boot. Is this controller not supported? Any imput on how I can get an ata hard drive working in this scsi system would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: I just tried windows with both the maxtor sata150 and the rocket raid 100 controllers. Neither showed windows a hard disk. Could it have to do with the dell poweredge 2400/600 hardware?
Old 07-02-2005, 06:34 AM   #2
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(I was looking for an IDE controller about 2 months ago)
From what I've heard and read, the PATA connector on Maxtor's SATA controller was not supported. I was lucky enough to find one of their IDE cards with the Promise chipsets which are great. If you have a computer store that deals with used items, check them out. All the standard computer places around me have the new controllers that weren't supported.
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Any new news on the maxtor controller compatibility? I was about to buy one for my poweredge 2600 to run some sata drives when I found this thread. I want to be sure the controller is linux compatible before I buy it.
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I have the two cards, the maxtor 150 and the rocket 100. neither work in any computer I've used. I've tried many things, but I think I have just encountered a bad coincidence (by getting 2 bad cards). I don't see why it should work for you if you get a card that is not broken. Let me know if it works.

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