[PLUG] sata harddisk : driver

( अमेय पाळंदे ) Ameya Palande 2ameya at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 18:09:58 IST 2006

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> From: "archana acharya" <archana.a17 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [PLUG] sata harddisk : driver
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> hello all,
> i would like to enquire whether sata hard disk drivres are available for
> linux or not. i did a bit of googling and found feww driver-downloading
> sites wherein drivers for seagate and few other japanese companies were
> available but didn't find the same for samsung.
> although i have an ide disk now but would like the information for future
> purpose. also would like to know if i can insert the seagate driver into the
> kernel in order to get a samgsung sata hdd to talk to the kernel.


I think you should look for SATA driver for your SATA controller chip on
mother board instead of particular hard disk.
If you have intel chip set like 865,915,945 they all are supported.
SATA hard disk is detected as SCSI hard disk and uses
sd (scsi disk) driver. So its device name starts with "s" , Ex - sda, sdb
IDE disks are detected as "hda, hdb"


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