Here is a short list of SATA controleres that will work with ESX 3.01

  • LSI MegaRAID 150-4
  • LSI MegaRAID 150-6
  • Intel SRCS16
  • Adaptec 2610SA
  • Adaptec 2410SA

For more info take a look at VMwares system guide.
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_systems_guide.pdf