[OpenIndiana-discuss] 2 small Qs about Sata controllers
gu99roax at student.chalmers.se
Sat Feb 19 01:14:36 UTC 2011
On 2011-02-19 01:12, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Jeppe Toustrup<openindiana at tenzer.dk> writes:
>> 2011/2/19 Harry Putnam<reader at newsguy.com>:
>>> I'm a bit confused... does the `x' in each case stand for a
>>> So Pata controllers support 2 drives,
>>> but SATA controllers only support 1?
>> No, it's the number of connectors of the kind in question it mentions.
>> You may connect to devices to a PATA port, a master and a slave, while
>> you may only connect one SATA device to each SATA port.
> Ahh yes, I'd neglected to account for the master/slave business.
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I would recommend that you choose a motherboard with more PCIe x16 slots
(unless you are absolutely sure that you won't need more in the future).
Then you could get an LSI 1068e based SAS/SATA controller (that uses
PCIe x8 which fits into a PCIe x16 but not x4 or less) which allows you
to connect 8 drives to it.
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