[CentOS] SATA adapter recommendation

Tue Jul 28 17:03:14 UTC 2015
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

On 7/28/2015 12:26 PM, Bill Maltby (C4B) wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-07-27 at 11:06 -0400, Bowie Bailey wrote:
>> I have an old computer running CentOS 5.  I need to add an SATA drive to
>> it, but it doesn't have any ports, so I need an add-on card.  The board
>> only has a 32-bit PCI slot.  Any recommendations on cards/brands that
>> work well with CentOS?  I don't need any raid capabilities, I just need
>> a couple of SATA connections.
>> Thanks,
> Have you considered this
> http://www.startech.com/HDD/Adapters/Bi-Directional-SATA-IDE-Adapter-Converter~PATA2SATA3
> I'm using the PATA2SATA3 and am well pleased.
> They also have a uni-directional (meaning it adapts in one direction -
> data flows both ways of course) one if that meets you needs.

I considered that one, but it looks like it needs to plug directly into 
the IDE connector, and there isn't enough room to have a 2" device 
plugged in there (2U case with a horizontally-mounted IDE card).  I 
decided on one that plugs directly into the SATA drive instead.


Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!