[Oberon] SATA vs. SAS

W B Hacker wbh at conducive.org
Fri Oct 20 01:36:25 MEST 2006

shark at gulfnet.sd64.bc.ca wrote:

> At Sun Nov 13 23:57:22 2005 Thomas Frey mentioned, 
>>... work going on for a new SATA driver ...
> According to Wikipedia, a SAS controller can 
> support a SATA drive but a SATA controller 
> can not support a SAS drive.  If this is true,
> software support of SAS rather than SATA would 
> be closer to the Aos/ETH/Oberon principle of 
> generality.
> Regards,     ... Peter E.
Yes, but .....

SATA controllers are cheap and can be found everywhere.

SAS controllers are not (yet) *either* cheap or common.

So even getting a team member 'hands on' access to test a driver is not readily 

Never mind others finding one of the same 'breed' that can use the drivers.



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