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Hi there,
Recently I've met similar problems about 3rd-party SATA controllers when running RS on a somewhat custom Celeron J1900-powered mobo. Just like this:
Code:
+----------------------------------------------------------+
| PCI v1    Simple DOS-based PCI System Enumerator     GRC |
+----------------------------------------------------------+

+ Contemporary PCI subsystem detected.

Bus# Device Fnc Clas PgIf  Type  Vendor Device SubVen SubSys
---- ------ --- ---- ---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
  0    31    0  0601  00          8086   0F1C   8086   0F1C
  0    31    3  0C05  00          8086   0F12   8086   0F12
  0    28    0  0604  00          8086   0F48    --     -- 
  0    28    1  0604  00          8086   0F4A    --     -- 
  0    28    2  0604  00          8086   0F4C    --     -- 
  0    28    3  0604  00          8086   0F4E    --     -- 
  0    27    0  0403  00          8086   0F04   8086   0F04
  0    26    0  1080  00          8086   0F18   8086   0F18
  0    20    0  0C03  30          8086   0F35   8086   0F35
  0    19    0  0106  01   AHCI   8086   0F23   8086   0F23
  0     2    0  0300  00          8086   0F31   8086   0F31
  0     0    0  0600  00          8086   0F00   8086   0F31
  3     0    0  0200  00          8086   1539   8086    -- 
  2     0    0  0106  01   AHCI   1B4B   9215   1B4B   9215
That controller, which turns out to be Marvell 88SE9215, prevented RS from recognizing my 2 spinners attached to it; whilst another tiny SSD connected directly to the SoC was recognized and benchmarked as intended.
My question is: would that be MANDATORY that connections via Intel's (or AMD's) controllers are required?

Best wishes,
Bersella
 
Hi! ReadSpeed (and SpinRite) should definitely be able to run on that Marvell controller. During our development testing many people had them, and I acquired some in order to get them running. At this point, since so much IS running well, it doesn't make any sense for us to stop the forward movement on SpinRite, but once it's at BETA stage, so that those who have been waiting will be able to use it, I would LOVE to work with you — and any/every one who's having trouble — to get those systems fully running before SpinRite v6.1's first formal release. :) Thanks for your report!
 
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Hi! ReadSpeed (and SpinRite) should definitely be able to run on that Marvell controller. During our development testing many people had them, and I acquired some in order to get them running. At this point, since so much IS running well, it doesn't make any sense for us to stop the forward movement on SpinRite, but once it's at BETA stage, so that those who have been waiting will be able to use it, I would LOVE to work with you — and any/every one who's having trouble — to get those systems fully running before SpinRite v6.1's first formal release. :) Thanks for your report!
Thank you Steve. If everything went well, however, I would have preserved my registration on this forums and not reported the issue. Anyway, it didn't bother me at all, I replaced my mobo and then re-benchmarked.
Before that, I had experienced InSpectre & DNSBench and they gave me so much fun. Greetings to your excellent work!