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Control Port Multiplier via SATA2 port built-in onboard



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.


  • dinhtandl
    dinhtandl Posts: 2
    If you had Knowledge or experience about that, please help me!
  • woboyle
    woboyle Posts: 501
    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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