[UFO Chicago] anyone running SATA on Fedora ?

Jesse Becker jesse_becker at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 30 07:32:34 PDT 2008

--- Politik Durden <politikdurden at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Wanna move to Fedora 8 but but from what I'm reading,
> Linux support for SATA is still shaky ? Any SATA card
> recommendations ? MicroCenter has some for as low as $14
> but of course you get what you pay for. What should I be
> looking for ? Any advice ?

SATA support has been solid for several years now.  The
only "gotcha" is that SATA support uses the SCSI modules
instead of the traditional IDE drivers.  So while an IDE
drive appears as "hdX", SATA drives show up as "sdX"--just
like a "real" SCSI drive.

Which cards are supported will depend on what kernel you
are running, but I'd guess that most cards you can find a
Microcenter will be okay.


Jesse Becker
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