[svlug] UATA v. SATA
svlug at linuxguy.com
Thu Mar 4 16:45:50 PST 2004
On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 01:47:26PM -0800, Akbar S. Ahmed said:
> Does anyone know if there is a performance difference between UATA and
> SATA? I google'd but found a bunch of really old info.
Don't know about this - the theory is that SATA is a little faster. Real
life you probably won't see much difference as the physical drive is the
> Also, do both UATA and SATA drives work with Debian stable?
Probably not with the stock kernel. It's not the drive that is the issue
- it's the drivers for the controllers.
I'm running SATA drives on my desktop (Intel ICH5R chipset) using the
libata patch with 2.4.24 on debian sid and it's been rock solid.
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