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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


  Matthew Daubenspeck

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