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> Sata Hdd, dont werk
post Jan 28 2004, 10:46 PM
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ok so i have a computer, with one sata hdd and nothing else (hdd ways anyhow).
as you may allready know, linux does not like satas, but i heard that kernel 2.6 worked with them and you could also get boot diks for them, please advise.
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post Jan 29 2004, 08:07 AM
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Even with the 2.6.1 kernel, the SATA drivers would be considered experimental at best. Here is a link to a post by the driver mantainer for that kernel from only a month ago.

I would not install linux an a sata drive if I expected it to work properly ... I would only put it on a test machine.

The Windows XP drivers for sata aren't as stable as one might think either .... I only have experience with 4 or 5 sata machines ... they are not mine, and all have Althon XP's in them and run Windows XP. All of them have had hard drive corruption type errors and had to be reloaded at least once in the last 4 months.

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- fido2   Sata Hdd   Jan 28 2004, 10:46 PM
- - hughesjr   Even with the 2.6.1 kernel, the SATA drivers would...   Jan 29 2004, 08:07 AM
- - fido2   yes, come to think about it, satas are 150% faster...   Feb 5 2004, 01:00 AM

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