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Re: [SLE] Simple SATA question (chipset: VIA8237)
  • From: Chris Carlen <crcarle@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 07:33:36 -0700
  • Message-id: <40B207C0.8020109@xxxxxxxxxx>
Thibaut Cousin wrote:
I have an MSI KT6 motherboard, with a VIA8237 chipset, running SUSE 9.1. The chipset is recognized by the kernel with no problem.
So far I have only used UDMA hard drives and I'd like to buy a SATA one. I don't plan to use any fancy option, like RAID, etc. I just want to plug one drive and use it.
Has anyone successfully used that chipset? Are there any hard drive manufacturers to avoid?
Thanks in advance!

If you are planning to use 9.1, it should work fine. Also, you would be wise to get a Western Digital 10000RPM Raptor drive if you don't need massive storage space.

These drives are blazingly fast. There are 36GB and 74GB models.

Good day!

Christopher R. Carlen
Principal Laser/Optical Technologist
Sandia National Laboratories CA USA

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