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 Post subject: Marvell 88i8030
PostPosted: March 28th, 2008, 18:36 
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Looking for any data on this bridge IC.

Pin uts, ref design layouts etc etc

Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
PostPosted: April 10th, 2008, 9:38 
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Have you tried contacting Marvell?

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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
PostPosted: May 14th, 2008, 17:17 
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maysoft wrote:
Have you tried contacting Marvell?


Hi Dimitry

First Hello How Are you ,Secondly i Think They will Never Reply To this Cos They Will Never Give out any Design Info .

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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
PostPosted: May 20th, 2008, 16:44 
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http://pinouts.ru/pin_index.shtml

May help - may not.


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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
PostPosted: May 24th, 2008, 18:21 
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Thanks. I managed to trace a ref board so all is sorted now :O)

Thanks anyway

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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
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Amarbir

Indeed, they do not reply emails (I've tried hard). But you can try to contact one of their sales offices :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
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Hello all,

sorry about resuming such an old post, but, Guru, I would like to ask you where and how you managed to lay your hands on a ref board for the Marvell 88i8030 and, mainly, if you can share it with me...

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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
PostPosted: March 17th, 2014, 17:09 
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It doesn't answer your question, but this Rohm part (BU29504KV) has a useful datasheet that will probably have a lot of similarity to the Marvell part:
http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/46182.pdf

This manual shows an adapter (with configuration jumpers) based on the 88i8030 chip:
http://www.bvg-group.ru/rus/download/sa ... manual.pdf

It is intended for connecting a SATA peripheral to an IDE host.

There are jumpers for selecting Master/Slave mode and jumpers for 100/133/150 MB/s UDMA modes.

T2-T7 appear to be configuration resistors for various functions, probably similar to those in the Rohm datasheet. The pinouts look very similar.

ISTM that it shouldn't be too difficult to convert such an adapter to bidirectional mode, nor should it be too difficult to work out the undocumented jumpering.

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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
PostPosted: March 18th, 2014, 12:00 
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Hello fzabkar, thanks for your reply.

I will have a look at it, the point is that I have an adapter which works well when I connect it to a IDE disk to a SATA controller, but not the other way around, which is what I would like to do...

I'll keep investigating!

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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
PostPosted: March 18th, 2014, 13:10 
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Can you limit the HDD's SATA link rate to 1.5Gbps?

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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
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Uhm... good question... I have to check... Do you think this might be the problem?


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 Post subject: Re: Marvell 88i8030
PostPosted: March 18th, 2014, 13:22 
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I've seen many such problems in various storage forums. For example, some Samsung and WD models have problems with certain chipsets, and one particular SATA controller (VIA VT8237) has problems with 3Gbps drives.

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