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I was hoping to essentially add some extra ports to allow for additional drives connected over sata/esata. I know about exprescard esata cards, and I'm currently using one for this purpose on this machine. But I was hoping on using this card instead, so I don't have an ugly dongle hanging off the system.
I installed the card and booted up, but it doesn't seem to be recognized at all.
I'm using Debian. Tried kernels 3.10, 3.11, 3.7. I checked the kernel source code, and these kernels are supposed to load the appropriate driver for the ASM1061 chipset (I can see this in the code). However, I don't see anything under dmesg with regard to detecting any additional achi or sata devices.
So now I have to wonder. Will this card work in the T420? Or is the issue a "linux" thing. I can't see to find much about the particular card with regard to linux, but the desktop version of the card has many documented success stories.
I know the SATA II connection works in my WWAN slot. I normally have a SSD plugged into it that I boot from. I was going to relocate that to the 2.5" HD slot.
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If it's not detected, then the pcie slot might be turned off in the BIOS config.
If it still doesn't work, it may be a BIOS problem (BIOS doesn't recognize card and refuse to initialize it). or a hardware error (defective card).
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