Re: Does Linux support powering down SATA drives?

From: Marc Perkel
Date: Sun Nov 20 2005 - 10:53:40 EST

asmith@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

I would agree with your view on IDE becoming obsolete on hard drives, but I as yet, am not aware of any CD/DVD drives with a SATA interface.

That's something that amazes me - why aren't there anu SATA CD/DVD drives? Seems to me that CD/DVD could have the same benifits of using a thin cable and eventually getting away from the IDE interface. Or - since there are usually plenty of USB 2 ports, why not have a CD/DVD that internally connect to USB?

Another thing I've wondered about was why not build a 3 1/2 inch CD/DVD drive? There are plenty of the small disks available. Seems like a logical product to develop.
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