SATA is to slow comparing with linux

Robert Noland rnoland at
Wed Sep 30 10:19:14 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 09:53 +0200, Oliver Lehmann wrote:
> Daniel O'Connor writes: 
> > In the end I got a PCI Silicon Image 3114 based controller and it worked 
> > fine.
> I thought about getting a controller with a SiL-Chil too because they are 
> kinda cheap and another system I intend to use with SATA harddisks has no 
> SATA on-board. But then I searched through the web and read many posts 
> telling me "stay away from Silicon Image controllers" so I did as 
> advised.... 
> I got a Promise SATA300 TX2plus instead. I'll rune some tests with later 
> (when I'm back home ;))

I would also be curious how that ahci driver from -CURRENT is performing
relative to other implementations.


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