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Control Port Multiplier via SATA2 port built-in onboard

Link to this post 13 Jul 10

I have a motherboard layout ICH7/ICH10 (South brigde). This mother board has 4 ports SATA2. And I have a Port Multiplier support SATA2.
I would like to build driver for control Port Multiplier via SATA2 port built-in on this motherboard.
--> Is this idea feasible?
Please give me advise about this issue.

Link to this post 20 Jul 10

If you had Knowledge or experience about that, please help me!

Link to this post 21 Jul 10

Sorry, but this is mostly a hardware issue related to your specific system board. I would suggest contacting the manufacturer's website and see what they say. Intel has a lot of Linux support on their site for their boards, but I don't know specifically about using any port-multiplier capabilities if they exist. I have an Intel S5000XVN mobo w/ 6 sata2 ports myself, but I haven't looked into the possibility of what you are interested in. For additional ports, I just added an Addonics 4-port esata (raid-capable) board which worked out-of-the-box with my CentOS (RHEL) 5 system. It only cost me about $50USD delivered when I got it over a year ago.

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