Does anybody have successfully used Ableconn PEX-SA134 4-Port eSATA III 6Gbps PCI Express Host Adapter Card ?
I added the card to HP z820 box to be able to connect my old Areca ARC-5040 RAID (ROC) enclosure. The enclosure has 8 drives (4 Tb each) paired in 4 mirror RAID’s. When I boot I can see that BIOS detects those RAID discs as 4 separate 4Tb drives. But when system boots after that I get errors (dmesg):
3.488048] ata19: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m8192@0xef180000 port 0xef180100 irq 32 8.840042] ata19: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)
13.520047] ata19: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
18.872048] ata19: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)
23.552046] ata19: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
28.904049] ata19: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)
58.604040] ata19: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
58.605353] ata19: limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps
63.656039] ata19: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
63.657347] ata19: reset failed, giving up
and same set of messages for other 4 drives (ata24,ata24,ata26).
“errno=-16” means EBUSY (“Device or resource busy”).
I tried to boot with different kernels, 4.4.114-42 (Leap42.3 latest kernel), 4.9.79, 4.14.16, same errors. The controller requires ahci driver which compiled in kernels. There are 2 SATA ASMedia controllers detected by kernel (lspci):
08:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device 0625 (rev 01)
09:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device 0625 (rev 01)
The other installed hardware:
2x Xeon E5-2690 v2
on-board LSI SAS2308 controller
3 ssd SATA ||| disks (Intel 120Gb,Seagate 480Gb,Micron 512Gb) connected to onboard LSI SAS2308 controller
1 video card NVIDIA Quadro K6000
Does anybody have an experience with this sort of problem and/or ASM1062 controller based cards?
What is COMRESET command ?
Maybe there are kernel /module parameters that has to be passed on boot to make OS see the drives ?
Thank you in advance for any tips/hunches/advises/info …
p.s. of course one can migrate to SAS enclosure, it would require a new enclosure and new SAS RAID controller card (onboard SAS2308 controller is for software RAID) but that would a costly upgrade …