Subject: Re: ATI IXP IDE chipset support
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/14/2004 17:11:59
On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 07:47:15PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 07:19:54PM +0200, Karl Janmar wrote:
> > 
> > The machine is a P4 Celeron 2.4Ghz,
> > 2 disks,
> > one SATA 120Gig Maxtor 8MB cache,
> > one ATA 120Gig Seagate 8MB cache.
> > 
> > Something is not right as I get a performace increase of about 30times
> > with the ATA disk, as compare to the 10times on the SATA disk.
> Maybe SATA does a better job when no specific drivers are present.
> How much do you get out of each disk ?

Does any ATI chipset actually have integrated SATA?  I have an IXP9100
motherboard with SATA, but that SATA support is provided by an SiI
part, as far as I can tell (I can't find it on the motherboard, but
the familiar SiI BIOS runs when the machine starts, and so forth).