Subject: Re: AHCI support for SATA devices?
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/15/2005 00:05:24
On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 08:44:50PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 01:32:24PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 07:16:22PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > > 
> > > Do you know an add-on PCI adapter that has the AHCI interface ?
> > > Hum, maybe the last DELL I have at work have AHCI on the motherboard,
> > > I'll have a look.
> > 
> > I hear contradictory things about whether the newest SiI chips support
> > AHCI.  A machine with an Intel ICH6 or ICH7 chipset should.
> OK, so my newer desktop should have it. I'll see if I can spare one,
> and use it to work on this.

Well, no, bad luck. Only the ICH7R has the AHCI interface, and the
boxes I have here are only ICH7.

So an add-on card would be the only way for me to work on this for now,
as I don't think I'll get spare systems at work with an ICH7R anytime soon ...

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference