Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)

Note: Since we cannot test every hardware combination, please help us complete this document with feedback and trouble reports.

**Special thanks to the great folks at www.Linuxmafia.com (http://www.linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html) for the excellent SATA information :-)

 

Last Updated: 07-27-04

CPU Comments Tested y/n
Intel

Celeron, P4, Xeon
300MHz or higher

Itanium not supported at this time y
AMD
K6, Duron, Athlon, Opteron
300MHz or higher
  y
C3/Via
Support in ver 3.04 Boot issue with VIA CLE266 with C3/EDEN EBGA Processor n
Chipsets Comments Tested y/n
Acer Labs (ALI) All x86 based chipsets No known issues
n
Intel All x86 based chipsets

No known issues

y
AMD All x86 based chipsets, Opteron No known issues
y
VIA All x86 based chipsets Boot issue with VIA CLE266 with C3/EDEN EBGA Processor
n
SIS All x86 based chipsets No known issues
n
Nvidia nForce, nForce2, nForce3 Support in near future
n
ServerWorks All x86 based chipsets No known issues
n
Serial ATA Controllers
Comments
Tested y/n
Adaptec 2410, 2810 series
Hardware Raid
n
Adaptec

AAR 1200, 1210 series
(SiIicon Image 3112-variant)

Not yet supported

Not true hardware Raid

n
3Ware Escalade 850x family

Hardware Raid

Customer feedback positive

y
Highpoint

Rocket Raid 1540/1542 & 454 (HPT374 chipset)

1520 (HPT372 chipset)

Not true hardware Raid, use NAS OS Raid
n
ICP-Vortex GDT8586RZ, GDT8546RZ  
n
Intel ICH5 / ICH5R SATA family
Not true hardware Raid, use NAS OS Raid
n
Intel ICH6 family

Not yet supported

Not true hardware Raid

n
Intel SRCS14L (Uses Silicon Image Sil3112A)

Not yet supported

Not true hardware Raid, use NAS OS Raid

n
LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 150-6
Hardware RAID
n
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SX6081, 88SX6041, and 88SX5080
Not yet supported
n
Promise

Fasttrak SATA150, SATA150 TX2, SATA150 TX2plus, SATA150 TX4, SATA150 SX4, SATA378, and Ultra 618 series

(PDC20621, PDC20275, PDC20618, PDC20318, PDC20319, PDC20375, PDC20378, and PDC20376 chips)

Not true hardware Raid, use NAS OS Raid
n
ServerWorks Frodo / Apple K2 / Broadcom  
Not yet supported
n
Silicon Image (CMD Technology, Inc.) 3112 and 3114

Not yet supported

Not true hardware RAID, use NAS OS RAID

n
Silicon Image (CMD Technology, Inc.) 3124
Not yet supported

Not true hardware RAID, use NAS OS RAID
n
SiS 964 South Bridge  
Not yet supported
n
SuperMicro Marvell SATA controller
Not yet supported
n
VIA VT8237 South Bridge, using VT6420 Serial ATA chip
Support unknown
n
IDE / ATA RAID
Comments
Tested y/n
Adaptec 2400 Series
Hardware RAID
y
3Ware Escalade 7210, 7000-2, 7006-2, 7410, 7450, 7500-4, 7506-4, 7810, 7850, 7500-8, 7506-8, 7500-12, 7506-12  
y
Promise  
Not true hardware RAID, use NAS OS RAID
y
       
       
SCSI RAID Controllers
Comments
Tested y/n
Intel SRCU42X, SRCU32, SRCU42L, SRCZCR  
n
ICP-Vortex

SCSI Ultra320 1-Channel:
  - GDT8114RZ
  - GDT8514RZ

SCSI Ultra320 2-Channel:
  - GDT8124RZ
  - GDT8524RZ
  - GDT8524RZ+
  - GDT8524RZ+BBU

Zero Channel RAID:
  - GDT8500RZ

SCSI LowProfile Ultra160:
  - GDT4113RZ
  - GDT4123RZ
  - GDT4513RZ
  - GDT4523RZ

SCSI Ultra160:
  - GDT8123RZ
  - GDT8523RZ
  - GDT8543RZ
  - GDT8563RZ
  - GDT6113RS
  - GDT6123RS
  - GDT6513RS
  - GDT6523RS
  - GDT6533RS

Clustering:
  - GDT8623RZ
  - GDT8643RZ
  - GDT8663RZ

 
Fibre Channel RAID
Comments
Tested y/n
ICP-Vortex - GDT8522RZ
   
     
IDE / ATA Controllers
Comments
Tested y/n
       
       

 

     
10/100 Ethernet
Comments
Tested y/n
3Com 3Com Etherlink III (3C509,3C509B,3C529/3C579)
3Com 3C515 (Corkscrew),(ISA Fast Etherlink)
3Com 3C59x/3C9xx series
3C990-TX
3CR990-TX-95
3CR990-TX-97,
3CR990-FX-95
3CR990-FX-97
3CR990 SVR
3CR990 SVR95
3CR990 SVR97
3CR990-FX-95 server
3CR990-FX-97 server
3C990B-TX-M
3C990BSVR
 
n
Adaptec Starfire  
n
AMD LANCE and Pcnet (AT 1500 and NE2100)
Pcnet32
n
Boomerang Etherlink XL 3C900 or 3C905  
n
Cyclone 3C540/3C900/3C905/3C980/3C575/3C656  
n
Holtek HT80232/HT80229  
n
Hurricane 3C555/3CSOHO  
n
Intel PRO/100  
y
National Semiconductor DP8381x series  
n
Realtek RTL-8139, RTL-8169, RTL-8029  
n
SIS 900/7016  
n
SMC 83C17x (EPIC/100), EtherPower II for 9432  
n
Texas Instruments ThunderLAN  
n
Tornado 3C905  
n
VIA Rhine-I(3043),  Rhine-II(VT86C100A)  
n
Vortex Fast Etherlink3C590/3C592/3C595/3C597 EISA and PCI       
n
Winbond 89C940, W89c840, Compex RL2000 , KTI ET32P2  
n
Gigabit Ethernet
Comments
Tested y/n
Alteon Networks Alteon AceNIC / 3Com 3C985 / NetGear GA620  
n
Broadcom

NetXtreme
- BCM57xx
- BCM4401

Positive customer feedback
y
3Com Gigabit LOM (3C940) (3C2000-T) Reported problems causing network delay, bad driver as of 03/29/04
y -see notes
3Com 3C985 (see Alteon Networks)  
n
3Com 3C996B-T, 3C996-SX (Fiber),
support soon
n
3Com Gigabit Server NIC 710012 , 710024, 710026  
n
Dlink

DL2000-based
- DGE-550T
- DGE-510T
- DGE-550SX
- DGE-570T 2 Port

 
n
Intel PRO/1000 MT Positive customer feedback
n
Realtek RTL-8169  
n
National Semiconductors     DP83820  
n