Re: Does Linux support powering down SATA drives?

From: Robert Hancock
Date: Sun Nov 20 2005 - 22:40:26 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.

They are still uncommon, but do exist. I suspect part of the reason is that the advantages of SATA aren't as compelling for optical drives, and not everybody has a machine that supports SATA.

As pointed out, the XBox 360 uses an SATA DVD-ROM drive..

Robert Hancock Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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