[ANNOUNCEMENT] Wiki for discussing P35/IHC9(R)/SATA issues set up

Sean C. Farley scf at FreeBSD.org
Wed Nov 7 14:02:09 PST 2007

On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, Søren Schmidt wrote:

> Sean C. Farley wrote:
>> Some people are having issues with SATA/300 drives being report (or
>> utilized) at SATA/150.  I see that with my work computer.
>> Personally, the timeouts that result in errors are my main concern.
>> Here is a link[1] to my report.


> On the ATAPI timeouts there not much to say, SATA ATAPI HW sucks jut
> as much as ATAPI HW did it seems, the only way is to try and get it
> working on as many as possible at the same time. That however means
> that someone (usually me, you wont belive the ATAPI drive collection
> I've got here already) needs to have all the drives available and time
> plus motivation and needed skills to poke around to get it working. At
> least all the controllers I have here in the lab and the two SATA
> ATAPI drives in same work flawlessly...
> Sad but true.

While my driver skills are beginner, I could try some things on my end.
The biggest problem is knowing where to start.  I downloaded the MMC as
well as the SATA v1.0a specs.  Everything looks good to the best of my
understanding on what you are sending to the drive, so I am at a loss of
what would cause the drives to get antsy and timeout.

scf at FreeBSD.org

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