Re: Promise IDE controllers
On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 07:48:03PM -0400, Nathanael Hasbrouck wrote:
> I'd like to put an IDE controller in by 7600/G3 this summer, and I
> noticed a couple people on the list are using Promise cards. They're
> fairly cheap, and I'm curious. :^) Is there anything special I
> should know before I get one? I'm currently looking at the TX2 Ultra
> 100 card, but that's subject to change. How is support for the newer
> cards? Will I need to compile drivers or has someone already done
> that? I know it won't be bootable, and working under Mac isn't a
> priority. Any experience out there?
I have a bunch of the Promise TX2 Ultra cards working with Debian. They
work REALLY well and offer quite a performance boost. However, the only
way I could get them working is after compiling my own kernel...
I never tried using one with my Mac, but have had great luck on my x86
I have tried them with the 2.4.19 and 2.4.20 kernels, and both work