I did a quick check on the forum for posts relating to the Marvell 88SX and the ones I have seen seem to be on the negative side more than positive, especially the one around “Kernel Panic” and “Can’t replace disk because pool is unavailable, even though its imported”. Thanks for the replies.. Thing is that the output does show the 4 channels. Redguy Jul 29, This is not a high performance production system. Yes that’s an ARM based device.. The actual sata controller for the 4 drives is on the backplane itself!

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Marvell 88SX7042 controller only shows 2 drives instead of 4

I can’t swap it out without ditching marvelk whole plan. It contains a Marvel 88SX Sata2 controller. According to this post: Thread starter Redguy Start date Jul 29, Memory at df bit, non-prefetchable Region 2: You must log in or register to reply here.

When i boot up FreeNAS the marvel chip shows up nicely, and so do the first 2 harddisk drives plugged in! Port 0, Speed 2.


The drives plugged into slots 3 and 4 don’t show up. Or sign in with one of these services Sign in with Facebook.

I got the feeling, I am really close. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. The actual sata controller for 704 4 drives is on the backplane itself! Marvel has terrible drivers on FreeBSD, just don’t use marvel products.

Posted October 31, Command Queueing enabled ada1: The little 4 drive box actualy contains a mini ITX size arm based mother board connected to the hard disk backplane through a PCI-E x4 connector. The marvel chip is recognized as itself: At this point I a stuck.

I just verified that the card is working fine under Windows 7 with the current driver provided by SonnetTech. The 88SX seems to use a marvwll multiplier internally bus the output shows that this is working since the first to drives are connected to that multiplier as well. Only drives plugged in to the first 2 channels are recognized. Just curious if i can get it to work this way as a little lab box running some stuff for me. I also tried earlier driver version 2.


Which is fine with me, this thing does not have to be lightning fast. Joined Sep 3, Messages Thanks This is not a high performance production system.

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Sign in Already have an account? Register a new account. You are probably right, there are far better products you can buy.

Any clues on this?????? Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. I first plugged in an M.

Joined Jul 29, Messages 3 Thanks 0. Sign In Sign Up. Furthermore, some review on Newegg mentions, that a Rosewill RC see above is detected in Windows 7 as this card.