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Early 3112 chips conflict with early Seagate SATA drives.  The workaround for this conflict involves limiting each transaction to 15 sectors, which has a large performance impact.
 
Early 3112 chips conflict with early Seagate SATA drives.  The workaround for this conflict involves limiting each transaction to 15 sectors, which has a large performance impact.

Revision as of 09:28, 21 November 2008

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Hardware support

sata_sil supports Silicon Image 3112, 3114, and 3512 chips, including OEM rebadges from ATI/AMD and Adaptec.

Limitations

No TCQ/NCQ.

Early 3112 chips conflict with early Seagate SATA drives. The workaround for this conflict involves limiting each transaction to 15 sectors, which has a large performance impact.

Known problems

Some reports of data corruption when paired with NVIDIA chipsets.

Module options

slow_down - Enables 15-sector workaround, even if the driver did not automatically enable it. This can occasoinally work around other problems, including system problems that manifest themselves by affecting sata_sil.

Programmer documentation

Documentation is available for 3112 and 3114 chips.

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