external ESATA drives in a R610
Gavin W. Burris
bug at sas.upenn.edu
Thu Aug 19 10:01:02 CDT 2010
Not all silicone image chips work. I have two here that do not show up
at boot. I contacted my rep, and he quoted me a LaCie eSATA controller
that did the job perfectly in a PowerEdge 1950. It was: "3 GB eSATA II
PCI Express Card (A3054338)"
On 08/19/2010 03:39 AM, Bond Masuda wrote:
> In my experience, the controllers with Silicon Image chipsets provide the
> best support for eSATA hotplugging. The driver is already in the kernel of
> RHEL. Beware that trying to convert one of the internal SATA to eSATA may
> not work; some of the SATA controllers by Intel don't implement the hotplug
> capability and will lock up the system with a bus reset. I learned this the
> hard way and after much research found that the Silicon Image controllers
> were more capable. I think, going from memory from a couple of years ago, I
> used the Sil3132 chip based controller.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-
>> bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Nataraj
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:45 PM
>> To: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
>> Subject: external ESATA drives in a R610
>> I'm interested in adding hotplug ESATA capability with port multiplier
>> for backup purposes to something like an R610. Is this supported by
>> any of the Dell external SAS controllers (don't need raid for this).
>> The machine would already be running SAS disks for it's primary
>> Would these controllers use the AHCI or another of the better
>> drivers included with Redhat?
>> I've also considered various external ESATA cards, but I'm unsure which
>> ones might work well with Redhat in a poweredge. I would prefer to
>> away from drivers provided by the card manufacturer.
>> A 4 port x8 card would be nice. I found a few of the following silicon
>> image based cards which would be great if they worked with the
>> sata_sil24 driver, but I have no way of knowing in advance which driver
>> will load. Any other suggestions are welcome.
>> This one seems to be a raid version of the one above, but I prefer
>> non-hardware raid for data archival purposes.
>> Thank you,
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Gavin W. Burris
Senior Systems Programmer
Information Security and Unix Systems
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
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