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  • Promise and Avid

    Posted by Dino Congonidis on April 2, 2005 at 9:06 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I had a question concerning a Promise SATA Controller advice. First, I was told that Avid is not compatible with Promise SATA controllers. Did he mean on-board Promise controllers or both on-board and PCI card controllers? I’m looking at building a dual Xeon machine with the Asus NCT-D motherboard and it doesn’t have neither the Promise nor the ICH5R chipset. Therefore I need to purchase a seperate SATA RAID controller. My choices are slim since I will be installing Seagate SATA NCQ drives, therefore the controller that I must get has to understand NCQ. The one I could get for approx. $120 CDN is a Promise controller card.

    Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.


    Oakmozart replied 19 years ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Jon Zanone

    April 3, 2005 at 2:16 am

    1. Go to a reseller
    2. Buy an Avid to your specs (within the limits of a ‘legal’ machine)
    3. Remind yourself the extra money you are spending up front is money you won’t nickel and dime yourself later
    4. Have a frosty mug and edit on your zippy machine that works.


  • Oakmozart

    April 3, 2005 at 4:37 am

    On board Promise SATA controllers DO NOT work. Period. I’ve heard, though have not personally confirmed that Promise SATA-controller add-on PCI cards DO NOT work as well.

    Either find another motherboard, or follow Jon’s advice.

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