[plug] Cheap Linux-friendly SATA/PCI Controllers
sothisistheinternet at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 13:24:56 WST 2009
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Trevor Phillips
<trevor.phillips at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a PC at home that's rather short on disk space, but doesn't
> have onboard SATA. However, I'd rather buy SATA disk to be more
> future-proof. Replacing the whole PC isn't financially viable at this
> stage. ^_^
> Is there anything in particular to look for in SATA PCI Controllers to
> ensure decent Linux compatibility, or are they all pretty standard and
> well supported?
> The drive won't be the primary/system drive. It's just for data...
> Any recommendations to such controllers and their availability in the
> Perth region?
> The current options I'm toying with include:
> The cheaper the better, since it's a stop-gap until the PC eventually
> does get upgraded. ^_^
I have a PCI SATA card (2 port) that I used to add SATA ports but is
now resting in its packaging waiting for the day when I add even more
drives. Until then, you're welcome to try it out and see if it meets
your needs - I got it from Austin computers but I think it's a Besta
card, not a Sunix card (I think I have a Sunix IDE controller here as
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