Subject: Re: New system Tyan S3892 / Thunder K8HM
To: Brad Spencer <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 01/03/2007 16:36:53
On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 10:29:56AM -0500, Brad Spencer wrote:
> Hello...
> I just built a new system based on the Tyan S3892 / Thunder K8HM
> motherboard.  It is running NetBSD 4.0_BETA2/amd64, and although it hasn't
> been pushed very hard, it appears to be stable, with nearly every device
> supported.
> There are a few odd things of note:
> 1) The SATA controller does SATA-II and the drives I have are
> SATA-IIable.  However, the device driver [svwsata] only reports 1.5Gb
> speed.  The drives have are jumpered for 3.0Gb.

SATA-II doesn't imply 3.0Gb/s, SATA-II also defines protocol extentions such
as NCQ. It's possible that your controller is NCQ-capable but the PHY can
only do 1.5Gb/s

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference