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I have looked around for this and found some websites but nothing definite. I recently bought a new mobo and it has two serial ATA inputs on it eventually I ...
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    is serial ATA supported by linux


    I have looked around for this and found some websites but nothing definite.

    I recently bought a new mobo and it has two serial ATA inputs on it eventually I will dump my 80G and 60G ide's and switch them, I use red hat 9.

    Does anyone know if it is supported or is it still experiemental and I will need different drivers.

    TIA

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    I'm not so sure about this new standard, but I was under the impression that it used the same CPU<->chipset protocol as normal IDE chipsets. Does anyone know which organization developed it, so that I can look at it?

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    Oh... =)

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    Hey:
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.serialata.org/about/
    Serial ATA is a drop-in solution in that it is compatible with today's software, which will run on the new architecture without modifacation.

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    is that in reference to windass or linux?

    just wondering cuz I have seen people talking about it and some say that it isn't supported in linux and I haven't found anything that directly says that it is.

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    There are a lot of people saying that there are a lot of things that aren't supported in Linux, so if I were you, I wouldn't just go by that. Since it says that SATA is backwards compatible, I guess it is. But on the other hand, just check on http://www.linux-ide.org/ so that your SATA chipset is supported. It will probably get you extra advantages anyway.

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    that's one of the places I had already visited and got the serial ata.org link from there among other places

    I will continue to look into it, a friend of mine owns a computer store and his co-worker is a heavy linux user so I will ask him too. Thanks for your input.

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