ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
>> limit on # of ide devices... I know its 4, two per channel,
> but can one get a ide controller card and have more ?
> Me pc is full of ide devices and I'm wanting more...
> (already have scsi controller.. gone that road)
Yes. You can have as many controllers as you want. My Abit board
has the usual onboard UDMA/33 controller, with up to four devices,
and also has another onboard Highpoint UDMA/66 controller, which
can have another 4 devices.
There's nothing stopping you buying an offboard controller,
mounting it in a spare PCI slot, and running another set of
four devices off that. Obviously, you're going to have to
allocate IRQ/ioport resources for each controller, so it's
not an infinitely expandable system.
If you're interested in UDMA/66, Promise have a well-regarded
PCI controller card which might suit you, and which Linux is
quite happy with.
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