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Re: Promise or VIA?

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 03:11:21PM +0200, Leopold Palomo-Avellaneda wrote:
> I have MSI K8T Neo Series Mainboard, and a SATA HD. This HD can be pluged or 
> to the Promise 20378 controler (RAID if you have more than one) or to the 
> VIA?? VT8237.
> I think, that the Promise controler has a transfer rate up ot 133MB/s and the 
> Via chipset 150MB/s transfer rate [1]. Howeber, also I have found that this 
> value can differ a lot depending of the driver (as always...). I would like 
> to know if someone that some experience with these chipsets and which one 
> recommends knowing the driver under Debian amd64 port. I only have one HD and 
> I can plug it to the VIA or the Promise.

Well based on my past experience, getting drivers to work in linux for a
new promise chip is a pain, while most other chips are not, so probably
the via will be much simpler to get working at least initially.

Len Sorensen

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