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Re: Questions about SATA device support

On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 12:20:31PM -0700, Michael Litchard wrote:
> I've bought an ASUS M2N SLI motherboard and an AMD 64 X2 CPU. Now I
> want to buy either a cd burner (ide) or a dvd burner (sata).
> From what I can gather from the hardware compatability list, only SATA
> hard drives are supported. However, I know that there's a possibility
> that
> I've either missed something, or the list isn't complete. Is anyone
> using a SATA dvd rw device? Let me know of your experience, it would
> be appreciated.

ATAPI is supported on: (AFAIK) all pciide(4)-based controllers
(PATA or SATA), ahcisata(4), and siisata(4).

There are occasional hardware/hardware compatibility issues with
some older SATA controllers and SATA optical drives.  Your
hardware looks new enough though.

        Jonathan Kollasch

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