On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Rick Moen wrote:
> The problem is endemic to _ATA_, not specifically to SATA; the
> author's point (in part) was that SATA (in his words) "amplifies"
> the syndrome, for reasons he lists.
>> You might, in fact, want to read the article.
I did, and it's about ATA. S-ATA is not ATA.
> For starters: Hotfix areas, spindle speeds, MTBF/durability,
> QC/defect rates, stable and orderly standards, expandability
> without cheesy design compromises, high-quality software support.
For ATA, yes, that's been what the market wanted.
> "reasons why" noted above). But I don't buy underdesigned crud
> when I can reasonably avoid underdesigned crud.
S-ATA as an interface is vastly superior to ATA, and the market will
hopefully take note, indeed it already has i suspect, and we'll see
(indeed we already do see) S-ATA drives targeted at "enterprise"
market. Both Maxtor and WD already have, indeed if you look at WD's
"Legacy Products" page:
You'll note there is a blanket entry for "SCSI Hard Drives". Also,
intel have released the AHCI spec for S-ATA host controller, which
Jeff Garzik praised highly on linux-kernel the other day, so..
> Your mileage obviously differs. Enjoy!
My mileage has been done on SCSI.
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