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Re: [opensuse] pata and sata
  • From: "Geir A. Myrestrand" <geir.myrestrand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 14:15:29 -0500
  • Message-id: <4582F451.9020403@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
lala wrote:
only 1 drive per connector, no jumpers.

Note that multilane/port multipliers allow multiple drives to be connected to one serial ATA port. This is commonly used with external SATA enclosures.

Personally I use a eSATA enclosure with up to 4 disks. I currently use only two disks, each connected to a eSATA PC Express card, giving me (in theory) 3 Gbps speed to 1 TB of storage from my notebook. My enclosure uses individual cables for each SATA disk.

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Geir A. Myrestrand
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