Re: [PATCH] speed up SATA
From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Sun Mar 28 2004 - 15:30:37 EST
Stefan Smietanowski wrote:
I'm about to add a raft of SATA-2 hardware, all of which are queued.
The standard depth is 32, but one board supports a whopping depth of 256.
Speaking of which .. I just read an announcement that someone (of course
the name eludes me) announced a DVD Burner that's SATA.
a) Are there provisions in the SATA (1) SPEC for support of
b) if (strcmp(a, "no"))
Do you know anything about it, ie is it SATA1 or 2 or what?
c) Let's ponder one gets a unit like this - is it usable with
d) if (strcmp(c, "no"))
Will it? :)
SATA ATAPI looks and works just like PATA ATAPI, with one notable
exception: S/ATAPI will include "asynchronous notification", a feature
that allows you to eliminate the polling of the cdrom driver that
You can use ATAPI on SATA today, using a PATA->SATA bridge. In fact
that's the only way I can test SATA ATAPI at all, right now.
I hope somebody sends me one of these Plextor devices for testing ;-)
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