Subject: Re: Serial ATA - Silicon Image 3112 - No Contest
To: None <>
From: Chuck Yerkes <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/18/2003 21:15:36
Hmmm, I've had people raise doubts about Toms Hardware to
me before.  Pointing to who funds them, where they get
their help to benchmark, etc.

useful information, but a grain of salt is in order (kosher
salt, this week :)

Quoting Caffeinate The World (
> Serial ATA (SATA) controller comparison:
> ---
> Summary:
> The Serial ATA controllers available till now have generally been
> bridged solutions based on parallel ATA chips. The 3112 from Silicon
> Image breaks the mold by making better use of Serial ATA's features.

So that means they do something different than anyone else and
are less likely to have drivers?  Is this like the modems
the "break the mold" and don't use Hayes AT commands?

I'm gonna demand hardware RAID/SATA/Firewire2 cards.

Useful info,as I said.