Solaris and Sil3515 eSATA PCI express card

The bottom line – Sweex PU202 (eSATA PCI express card) based on Sil3515 chipset is not supported by nv_125.

Both cfgadm and prtdiag see that there is something in the slot:

xeon# cfgadm -al
Ap_Id Type Receptacle Occupant Condition
pcie1 pci-pci/hp connected configured ok
. . .

xeon# prtdiag
ID Status Type Description
— ——— —————- —————————-
2 in use PCI Express PCIE2

“format -e” does not see the disk connected to that card.

QNAP NAS, eSATA , Solaris and backing up


  • QNAP TS-439 Pro NAS with 4 x WD20EADS in RAID-5
  • eSATA/USB Sharkoon QuickPort Pro SATA cradle
  • WD20EARS
  • 1.7TB data on RAID-5

Guess, how long will it take to back up 1.7TB of mostly big files to a directly connected eSATA disk using standard GUI commands?
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