Thursday, February 28, 1: Well I purchased a controller unknown brand with the same silicon image chipset. It turned out that the motherboard bios was also triggered by F3 during its post sequence to select boot devices. Thursday, February 28, 2: Post back to let me know how it goes! This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.

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I wish you luck in your pursuit! I actually attached a drive to the ctlr, zil680 no go. In my case, i am not even trying to use the raid function, only as a straight IDE controller Sometimes updflash directed me to its menu and states the flash card on my SIL is not in the list of compatible flash drives.

U’ll see that they do not provide drivers for linux. Add both bad drives, ditto.

Search this Thread Advanced Search. I run on an older hardware with ata hard drives.

Silicon Image SIL680 32-bit PCI to Ultra ATA IDE RAID Controller Card *tested*

Sometimes that is all it takes too is a little playing around with things. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. It turned out that the motherboard bios was also triggered by F3 during its post sequence to select boot devices. I blew off the rest of the afternoon, and took advantage of the near perfect weather here in Twin Mountain to ‘Take a Hike! I purchased it recently, and it has a DOM ofwhich makes it fairly new. It’ll take a while to figure out what I should do.


Unfortunately enough, “You do get what you pay for. So, just for grins and giggles, I got out two of the new drives and plugged them in, one set as master on each channel. Then tried to install mandrake 9. But as a rule of thumb, never use untested things with broken things.

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Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. It is session based Watch list is full. Minimum monthly payments are required. Thursday, February 28, 2: Like you I created my raid array using the controller’s config utility. Sell now – Have one to sell? So I’m just assuming you could as it seems the card is ready to go before it tries to boot. Sucks that you got the non-flash version, sorry to hear about that.


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Still won’t allow deletion of RAID array. Post back to let me know how it goes!

Up to this point, I had been installing a couple of old drives that had developed errors on them, but were still alive; they both reported themselved to the standard IDE BIOS when booting, and correctly identified themseves as to type and size I set the BIOS to auto, rebooted, and all the params came up correct. I am very happy to hear that you have found the problem and fixed it!

Well four drives fill up all my IDE channels so I went looking for a pci controller card. I have not tried this but I don’t see why not. The kernel that I am using right now ail680 2. You can hit F something at this point to setup a raid if needed.

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