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FastFeet 01-27-2005 01:24 PM

More than 4 IDE Devices?
A little question that I think I know the answer to, but want to make sure. My Asus A7V333 Motherboard currently has 2 Optical Drives and 2 Hard Drives hooked up to its IDE1 & IDE2 Channels. I am looking to hook up 1 or 2 more Hard Drives; I know that my motherboard has the OnBoard RAID Option, but I rather not use it. I am wondering if all I need to do is add a PCI IDE Controller Card to do so?

2'nd Question, If hooking up PCI IDE controller card; anyone have any recommendations of an IDE Controller card thatt works well with SuSe 9.2?

acid_kewpie 01-27-2005 01:26 PM

yeah a simple ide card will add hde to hdh. shouldn't ned any special configuration at all.

slacard 01-27-2005 01:39 PM

I have a promise ide controller & two additional hard drives with suse 8.1 and upwards it auto configures. But then I didn't have to configure it for slack, knoppix, xandros, or debian either.
Here's my lspci -v for the card:

00:0b.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc. 20268 (rev 02) (prog-if 85)
Subsystem: Promise Technology, Inc. Ultra100TX2
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
I/O ports at ac00 [size=8]
I/O ports at b000 [size=4]
I/O ports at b400 [size=8]
I/O ports at b800 [size=4]
I/O ports at bc00 [size=16]
Memory at df100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=16K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 1

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