Sata controler using ata driver?

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at
Thu Jun 28 19:49:55 UTC 2007

On 6/28/07, John Bowden <j-alan at> wrote:
> Hi list
> My new 250Gb SATA drive is making a clicking noise from time to time, starting
> approximately 10 minuets or so from boot up. I just fired up the hardware
> browser and its telling me its using ata_generic driver for a nVida mcp61
> chip. Is this normal?

I suspect so. I have a SATA controller (PCI) in a CentOS5 box, and I
had to use -d ata to use smartctl

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