Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:06 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: SATA question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:52 pm 
Northwood
Northwood
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:35 pm
Posts: 2039
Location: Houston, TX
what's the limit of SATA drives one can have in a system? i know most mobos come with 2 connectors, but i've never any type of daisy chaining among SATA drives.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:00 pm 
Klamath
Klamath
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:49 pm
Posts: 249
Location: Texas
1 per channel


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:03 pm 
Northwood
Northwood
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:35 pm
Posts: 2039
Location: Houston, TX
OtterFisker wrote:
1 per channel


so typical motherboards only support 2 SATA drives? that's like going backwards since PATA supports 4 with 2 channels.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:17 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:24 pm
Posts: 4329
Location: Aggieland, TX
Not really.

Sure PATA could support 4 drives over 2 channels, but you could only access one device per channel at a time anyway.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:56 pm 
M-Powered
M-Powered
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:36 am
Posts: 2504
Location: Nürburgring
cigar3tte wrote:
so typical motherboards only support 2 SATA drives? that's like going backwards since PATA supports 4 with 2 channels.


Uh, have you ever seen a motherboard with *only* SATA connectors? They all still have PATA channels... Once SATA-only mobos come out, they'll have more then two channels, you can bet on that... It's only logical, especially when SATA optical devices are also being introduced.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:54 pm 
Boy in Black
Boy in Black
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:40 pm
Posts: 24339
Location: South of heaven
cigar3tte wrote:
so typical motherboards only support 2 SATA drives?


Typical ones, yes. But new boards (Intel 915/925) are offering 4 x S/ATA with Intel's Matrix RAID. Not sure about the AMD front...but 4 is enough for me!


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:05 pm 
BANNED
BANNED
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:28 pm
Posts: 79
Location: In the land of submarines
SATA connectors and SATA cables make baby jesus cry


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:08 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:24 pm
Posts: 4329
Location: Aggieland, TX
JC wrote:
SATA connectors and SATA cables make baby jesus cry


Um, why should Jesus be crying? He should rejoice. They are smaller and easier to manage, give better airflow to the case...I can't see why jesus would cry about SATA.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:11 pm 
8086
8086

Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:10 am
Posts: 87
Maybe he mean't SANTA?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:02 pm 
Northwood
Northwood
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:35 pm
Posts: 2039
Location: Houston, TX
JC wrote:
SATA connectors and SATA cables make baby jesus cry


i prefer SATA cables over PATA cables. IDE cables are easier to break.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:59 am 
Boy in Black
Boy in Black
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:40 pm
Posts: 24339
Location: South of heaven
His "N" key is broken...I belive he was trying to type "S/ATA(n)". SATAN makes baby jesus cry...

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=9932


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:18 am 
like a rock - waitaminute, I AM a rock
like a rock - waitaminute, I AM a rock
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:48 am
Posts: 2252
JC wrote:
SATA connectors and SATA cables make baby jesus cry

:lol: baby Jesus cried at everything, he was such a … baby :wink:


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:31 am 
Boy in Black
Boy in Black
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:40 pm
Posts: 24339
Location: South of heaven
Chumly wrote:
Not sure about the AMD front...


Dur...Asus' new A8V and Abit's AV8 add 4 S/ATA drive support. Expect others to do the same on their 939 boards.

You'd think these companies would try to make their comparable boards have names a little more, um, different...wouldn't ya???


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group