Subject: Re: serial ATA on -current?
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/11/2004 11:47:52
In message <>, Jan Schaumann writes:
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>Steve Bellovin <> 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,