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Re: [SLE] RANT: Advantages of Dual Core
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 13:46:34 +0200
  • Message-id: <e5c2iq$fic$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Orn E. Hansen wrote:

> Laugardaginn 27 maí 2006 23:12 skrifaði Anders Johansson:
>> Compare with viewing DVDs, for example. With DMA, you can view a DVD
>> on a relatively low end system. Without it, you get stuttering on
>> even very good systems
> It's a SATA drive ... haven't seen any DMA settings for that yet.

I'm not sure, but I suspect the SATA interface chips use only DMA. I
see no reason why the SATA standard would include PIO support or any
such ancient stuff.

/Per Jessen, Zürich

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