Serial ATA, Write Caching and Soft-Updates
sos at DeepCore.dk
Mon Oct 4 05:08:21 PDT 2004
Jason DiCioccio wrote:
> I'm just asking this question mainly out of curiosity. However, I know
> that Serial ATA drives can support 'native command queuing' (an improved
> version of tagged command queuing apparently). As a result, are serial
> ATA drives safe to use in a soft-updates+write caching enabled setup?
> Do they suffer from the same write caching issues that the PATA drives
> suffered from?
First off we (or rather I) need to grow support for NCQ, and in most
cases you will need a controller that supports it as well.
As to the suffering, no idea yet, havn't had any NCQ capable HW in the
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