e-sata question

Mark Fraser kubuntu at mfraz74.orangehome.co.uk
Sun Mar 23 16:51:01 UTC 2008

On Sunday 23 March 2008 13:01:38 Donn wrote:
> > I'm sorry, but I have not even herd of e-sata.
> Thanks anyway.
> e-sata is 'external sata'. The drive is a sata drive (very different
> connection to an IDE) and it's in a case. It has USB and another connector
> for plugging into the PC. USB works fine, but I wanted to try the other
> connector -- that is the e-sata side of things. Apparently one can get
> awesome tranfer speeds that way.
> I am fairly sure I enabled the sata stuff in the BIOS, but I could be
> wrong. It's just interesting that I can find no mention of it in the
> messages or logs and plugging-in via that connection has no effect at all
> -- so I was generally wondering if sata/e-sata was supported on Gnu/Linux
> at all?

I'm running Kubuntu 7.10 here on 2 SATA drives - 1 for / and the other 
for /home, so yes SATA works on Linux. In the BIOS, what mode have you got 
the SATA ports configured as?

IIRC they can be configured as part of a RAID or in IDE mode.

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