[Dirvish] SATA hot swap, PATA bridge

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Fri Sep 21 00:32:29 UTC 2007

> Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> > Many different SATA-PATA bridge boards are available.  Perhaps some
> > of you would like to try some of the other possibilities.  With all
> > the different options, I expect some will fail, either immediately
> > or after a few hours, but it would help to learn what works.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 03:56:23PM -0700, JT Moree wrote:
> I purchases about 4 of them to try out.  I have used them when I needed
> to sync raid arrays but didn't have the hardware bc the server was live
> using the old drives.  If you are interested I'll post the models.  All
> used with Linux.  All worked well AFAIK.

I would love to see your results.

You can add your experiences to the wiki page at

I am especially interested in multi-hour tests of the interfaces; I've
seen USB2 adapters that are intermittent in the 1-4 hour range - nasty!
Probably no need to run tests if they use the JMicron JM20330 chip,
which  is common in these units.  If you don't have time to run the
tests, see if you can identify the chip used, at least.



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