Subject: Re: serial ATA on -current?
To: Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/11/2004 11:47:52
In message <20040211164137.GE14109@netmeister.org>, Jan Schaumann writes:
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>Steve Bellovin <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I'm contemplating buying a new Dell 4600 desktop, to run under=20
>> -current. One option is a 120G Serial ATA disk -- is this supported?
>We're currently using Western Digital ``Raptor'' SATA drives, which work
>just fine. However, and I ment to bring that up before, boot time has
>significantly increased since we use SATA. It sits there apparently
>probing the pciide's for approximately 60 seconds...
Hmm... Of course, I don't know just controller they're using; that
sort of detail doesn't seem to be on the Dell web site. For that
matter, I don't know what type of GigE card they have, nor what "Intel
Extreme Graphics controller" is and whether or not it's supported by
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb