User to user help
I have tested the card on Windows 7 beta 1 (build 7000) and
it works fine. I have not yet had the chance to test if Storage Manager
works on Windows 7.
Please share your Windows 7 experiences in the new forum.
No Vista support
Storage Manager dosn't work on Vista. The program installs nicely but
dosn't supply any information on the defined arrays. At least on my
Vista 64bit setup.
A former NetCell employee is at the moment testing private releases of
the firmware and storagemanager program to see if this is the case with
all known versions. More information will follow!
Linux SMART check
You can use the SMART function in Linux to check if your drives are ok.
As root you write:
smartctl -H /dev/sdaX (where X is your drive number)
If the drivers are in good shape the command returns something like
"test result PASSED". Otherwise "FAILED".
There is no way to know wich drive is defect. No rebuild without
rebooting and 1.5.x firmware. Thanks to Philippe
TEMESI for that.
NOT compatible (card won't boot) with Western Digital 750GB SATA
NOT very compatible with the motherboard: Abit Fatal1ty I90 HD. Will
only boot Core Duo 4400 (2 Ghz) if clocked down to 1.66Ghz. Thanks to
LED pinout information
Patrick Mills have sendt me an updated
layout diagram of the pinouts. This gives an better idea of how to
connect you card to your HD LED indicator. Thanks to Patrick!
Storage Manager and XP guest accounts
Ian Blumgart have informed me that you can't activate and guest account
in XP and use it with Storage Manager installed. Storage Manager fails
to initiate. Thanks to Ian.
PCIe version of NetCells cards
Apparantly NetCell made but never published an PCI-Express version of
the card. Silent Knight sendt me an product
brief of the card. He wrote in his mail:
“I downloaded this PDF shortly after their website went active and when
the company was making headlines or in other words, it's early days.
But with in a few months of downloading it, Netcell removed any traces
of it from the website.”
Look in the pictures section for a picture
of the PCIe version.
Interresting article in CPU magazine
CPU magazine ran an article on the Netcell cards back in 2006. No
benchmarks but still some interesting info. Check it out
here. Thanks to Ben.
More information will follow!