List of Linux Distributions Compatible with Addonics SATA Host Controllers

As an add-in card for an existing Linux Operating System installation with hard drives used for the purpose of additional storage. RAID can be configured from drives connected to the SATA host contollers using Linux software RAID utilities such as MDADM, or LVM/LVM2.

Ubuntu 7.04 codenamed Fiesty Fawn
Kernel Version: 2.6.15-23

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS codenamed Dapper Drake
Kernel Version: 2.6.15-23-286

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server Edition
Kernel Version: 2.6.15-23-server

Fedora Core 5
Kernel Version: 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5

CentOS 4.3
Kernel Version: 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL


List of controllers using the Silicon Image SATA chipsets which have been tested to work under Linux. Please contact Addonics technical support department for the latest test results.


Silicon Image chipset SiI3512
ADCB2SA-E (Cardbus eSATA 2-Port Adapter)
ADSA2 (Serial ATA PCI Controller)


Silicon Image chipset SiI3114
ADST114R5 (4-port SATA RAID 5 / JBOD PCI controller)
ADSA4R-ML (4X SATA Multilane PCI RAID/Non RAID controller)


Silicon Image chipset SiI3124
ADS3GX4R5-ML (Multilane 4X RAID5/JBOD PCI-X Controller)
ADSA3R5-E (1 eSATA / 3-Port SATA II RAID5/JBOD PCI Controller)
ADSA4R5 (4-Port RAID5/JBOD SATA ii PCI Controller)
ADSA3GPX8-4EM (4 Port eSATA RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x Controller)

Silicon Image chipset SiI3132
ADSA3GPX1-2E (2 eSATA II RAID5/JBOD PCI-Express Controller)

Note: The Silicon Image driver for all the above SATA Host Controllers is a Module of this kernel version so no driver installation is needed. Just plug in the card and connect your SATA hard drives* and the system should detect it. Addonics Technologies will NOT provide technical support on how to configure the hard drive and also on how to create RAID sets in Linux.

 *Linux may not be able to hot swap without loading an additional module.