Re: Promise or VIA?
On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 10:40:12AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 17:27 +0200, Leopold Palomo-Avellaneda wrote:
> > A Dimecres 22 Setembre 2004 17:14, Paul Brook va escriure:
> > > On Wednesday 22 September 2004 16:04, Leopold Palomo-Avellaneda wrote:
> > > > A Dimecres 22 Setembre 2004 15:55, Ron Johnson va escriure:
> > > > > On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 15:48 +0200, Leopold Palomo Avellaneda wrote:
> > > > > > A Dimecres 22 Setembre 2004 15:38, Paul Brook va escriure:
> > > > > > > On Wednesday 22 September 2004 14:11, Leopold Palomo-Avellaneda
> > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > [snip]
> > > > >
> > So, it isn't worth it to have a SATA 150MB/s HD if you have the limitation of
> > the 133 MB/s of the bus, no?
> From rom a pure speed point-of-view, you are correct.
Not all boards have the SATA on a 32/33 PCI bus. e.g. NVidia's NForce3 250
chipset has SATA right in the chipset, where it's right on the
hypertransport bus from the CPU. Unfortunately, the only drivers for the
gigE NIC in that chipset are binary-only or reverse-engineered :( Same for
the audio, AFAIK. Apparently the SATA driver is Free, though.
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