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Re: [OT] hardware SATA raid which is 32-bit PCI compatible?



On May 14, 2004 08:29 am, Joel Jaeggli <joelja darkwing uoregon edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 May 2004, Jurgen Kramer wrote:
> > I have looked at 3ware (now AMCC it seems) but I am not sure if there is
> > proper (open-source) support for this 8506 yet.
>
> the 3ware driver from the 7506 and 8506 are the same. the sata version has
> pata-sata bridges in front of each port.
>

No not really. Both devices are seen by the system as a SCSI devices. That's 
why the driver can be the same. The PATA/SATA stuff is handled by the card 
and the system doesn't deal with it.

> the driver in the kernel will suffice for both.
>

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