FreeBSD 6.2 and ESATA

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Mon Dec 10 12:37:40 PST 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 07:31:01PM -0000, DSA - JCR wrote:
> Hi all
> I wonder to know if FreebSD 6.2 (I386) has drivers for ESATA (External
> SATA): I haven't found anything about the item and I would like to use
> ESATA in spite of USB Disks for backups because of its speed.

The only real difference between E-SATA and normal SATA is the physical
connector.  Any SATA controller-chip can be used for either normal SATA
or ESATA.  FreeBSD has drivers for many, but not all, SATA controllers and
thus FreeBSD supports many ESATA implemntations, but not all of them.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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