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    Sata Hdd


    I have never used a SATA hard drive before, but I am thinking of getting one when I build a new computer. My question is, can I use a SATA hard drive with linux? Specifically SuSE 10.1? Thanks.

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    Yes, of course.

    The only difference with be that that your hard disk will be /dev/sda instead of /dev/hda
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    HI !

    SATA disks works fine with Linux but a few SATA-chipsets dont....

    check this link...




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    Exactly as casper said : it depends on your motherboard (sata controller). If you want to make sure, check out the output of
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    lscpi
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Exactly as gasper said
    Ehmmm.... its casper....




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    Well I can't check yet since I don't have the motherboard nor any of the parts. I'm ordering it all at once so I just hope it works I guess..

    Edit: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=0&NoMapp=0

    That is the motherboard I'm planning on getting by the way, if that helps at all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbk
    Well I can't check yet since I don't have the motherboard nor any of the parts. I'm ordering it all at once so I just hope it works I guess..

    Edit: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=0&NoMapp=0

    That is the motherboard I'm planning on getting by the way, if that helps at all..
    Right on, that motherboard use an Intel ICH5 chipset for SATA :
    http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Product...=Specification

    It is very well supported.
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    Awesome. Now I'm even more psyched about getting this computer.. Someone loan me $600 .

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