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Re: [SLE] SATA: how many drives
  • From: James Oakley <joakley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 14:09:22 -0300
  • Message-id: <200405171409.34228.joakley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Saturday 15 May 2004 8:04 am, Hans du Plooy wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I just noticed something. I have a Sil1332 SATA controller with two ports
> on. I used to be under the impression that SATA works on the principal of
> one drive per controller.
>
> But looking at my dmesg, I see the SATA controller offers hde, hdf, hdg and
> hdh. Does this mean I can put use two drives per port, i.e. four in total?
> How does it work? I've only ever seen cables for one drive per port.

You can only have one drive per channel. 'hdf' and 'hdh' will never be used.

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James Oakley
Engineering - SolutionInc Ltd.
joakley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
http://www.solutioninc.com
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