Why are some having so much trouble with F7?

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Sat Jun 23 16:05:54 UTC 2007

 > I know there has been considerable discussion of SATA on this list... 
> > since I don't have a SATA drive (nor any knowledge of SATA and Linux) 
> > and traffic on this list is WAY too heavy to read every posting, I've 
> > been skipping over them... guess it'll be interesting to go back and 
> > read them...
> >
>     I think it would help me if you defined what SATA stands for.

SATA (or S-ATA) is Serial-ATA. It is the system used for attaching most
disks today and uses a thin cable which carries a serial link. The older
drives have a thick 40 or 80 wire cable (called PATA or Parallel ATA, and
in older times just ATA or IDE)


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