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by kthu
26 Apr 2011, 12:35
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Do the e-SATA ports support Port Multiplier?
Replies: 47
Views: 23743

Re: Do the e-SATA ports support Port Multiplier?

I got my B3 a while ago and today a LianLi EX-50 arrived together with a stack of disks. The B3 was already running the 2.6.38 kernel. I plugged in the EX-50 with its internal RAID set to just present the disks as they are and rebooted. This is the result: [ kjetil@b3 ~ ]$ dmesg | grep "logical bloc...
by kthu
05 Apr 2011, 10:44
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Do the e-SATA ports support Port Multiplier?
Replies: 47
Views: 23743

Re: Do the e-SATA ports support Port Multiplier?

I have just bought a Fantec QB-35USB2 4-disk eSata disk cabinet, which needs a FIS port multiplier to work. I have upgraded my B3 to the latest excito kernel (2.6.38) so I can't tell if it works with the previous kernel (2.6.35), but it works like a charm, Great news! Thanks for letting us know. I ...
by kthu
08 Mar 2011, 11:17
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Do the e-SATA ports support Port Multiplier?
Replies: 47
Views: 23743

Re: Do the e-SATA ports support Port Multiplier?

Indeed. Looking closer at the ad, it is the pci card he is selling, not the enclosure, that is specified to support FIS. However - according to https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/SATA_hardware_features and http://www.siliconimage.com/products/product.aspx?pid=32 the SI3132 only support FIS, not C...
by kthu
07 Mar 2011, 17:27
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Do the e-SATA ports support Port Multiplier?
Replies: 47
Views: 23743

Re: Do the e-SATA ports support Port Multiplier?

I am considering getting a B3, but I am reluctant because of the unclear situation regarding sata multiplier support. I stumbled upon this page: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/External-storage/External-hard-drives/auction-272443575.htm It suggests that the Stardom Sohotank ST5610 that was tested...