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Integrated

Vendor Chipset Model Type Driver Works
Out of
The Box
SUSE Release Comments
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2
Intel® Intel P965
ICH8
JMicron® JMB363 PATA
SATA RAID
pata_jmicron Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png - Installation area can`t mount DVD or CD devices.
- [http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:CD_not_found_problem Decision of

this problem.]

Intel® Intel P35
ICH9
Intel ICH9R SATA
RAID
dmraid Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png - Autodetected existing RAID 1 array and allowed setting a user-specified mount point during operating system installation for openSUSE 11.1

PCI/Cardbus

Vendor Chipset Model Type Driver Works Out of The Box SUSE Releases Comments
Adaptec Adaptec 2020SA SATA Zero Channel aacraid Icon-checked.png 10.0, 10.3 - Only compatible with a few motherboards
- When using "aacraid" driver that comes with kernel this controller cannot be managed using ASM (Adaptec Storage Manager) so all operations have to be done at controller bios.
Adaptec Adaptec 2410SA SATA aacraid Icon-checked.png 10.2, 11.1 (x86_64) - This controller be managed using ASM (Adaptec Storage Manager). Older firmware cause installer to hang at HDD detection, needs to be upgraded.
Dell Adaptec CERC (Un-officially called Adaptec 2610SA) SATA aacraid Icon-checked.png 10.2 (x86_64), 11.0 (x86_64) - Dell provides a Linux management program, also can be managed using ASM (Adaptec Storage Manager). Older firmware cause installer to hang at HDD detection, needs to be upgraded.
LSI LSI MegaRAID SCSI 320-2 (518) SCSI megaraid Icon-question.png 10.2 (x86_64)
Promise Promise R20378 378 SATA
PATA
sata_promise Icon-cross.png 10.0 PATA connector works after custom kernel build (non SUSE Source). Patch
Silicon Image [[1]] 0680 SiI 0680 PATA unknown Icon-checked.png 10.2 PATA Harddrive automatically detected and configured during install and thereafter for 10.2
Promise PDC20318 S150TX4 SATA sata_promise Icon-question.png 10.0, 10.1 fakeraid, warning shows on installer - can use only as SATA-controller
Promise PDC20318 S150TX2 SATA sata_promise Icon-question.png 10.0, 10.1 fakeraid, warning shows on installer - can use only as SATA-controller


PCIe

Vendor Chipset Model Type Driver Works
Out of
The Box
SUSE Release Comments
10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 12.2
Areca Intel IOP332 I/O processor ARC-1210 SATA II arcmsr Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png arcmsr was integrated in kernel 2.6.19 kernel, and has been available since 10.3.
Highpoint Icon-question.png RocketRaid 2680 SATA/SAS Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png
HP SmartArray P212/256 SATA/SAS hpsa Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png In kernel since 2.6.36.
Intel LSI LSISAS1068E RAID Controller SASUC8I SATA/SAS mptsas Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png
Promise Intel IOP338 I/O processor STEX-8650 SATA/SAS Stex.ko Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png In the kernel as of 2.6.19. Available for EX4650,EX8650,EX8654, EX8658

Internal Links

Checkout an alternative to hardware raid, software raid:
How to install SUSE Linux on software RAID

External Links

Serial ATA (SATA) chipsets — Linux support status (year 2007 - old info, but very valuable)

Linux RAID WIKI Very useful resource for configuring and managing RAID