Mailinglist Archive: opensuse (3637 mails)

< Previous Next >
Re: [SLE] Info re supported hardware
Paul Abrahams wrote:

> My hard drive claims to be ATA100; the motherboard claims UDMA 33/66 IDE.
> I'll admit that I know nothing of the relationship between ATA and UDMA,
> but I had assumed that the numbers were comparable, especially since most
> hard drives seem to be ATA66. Can you enlighten me?

>From my experience the differences between ATA and UDMA are a matter of
semantics. I do beleive that the marketing departments of the various HD
makers use this term ad-hoc (though I have read that there is a difference
from a technical standpoint) For example mobo makers refer to their IDE
channels as UDMA and the HD makers will use both terms (ATA and UDMA).

< Previous Next >
Follow Ups