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How many SATA devices can be used with a single controller?

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Anonymous
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May 24, 2004 10:46:57 AM

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Is there any limitation about that?

Thanks
Erez
Anonymous
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May 24, 2004 5:50:48 PM

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Erez Zilber wrote:
> Is there any limitation about that?
>
> Thanks
> Erez

Yes. You can only attach as many SATA devices as the controller has
ports. A two port controller could only support two devices. It's
not like USB, where you can split ports using a hub. SATA is a
point-to-point interface.
Anonymous
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May 24, 2004 9:54:04 PM

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I believe current SATA controllers can only control 1 SATA hard drive per
controller.

"Erez Zilber" <yaelerez_abroad@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Is there any limitation about that?
>
> Thanks
> Erez
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Anonymous
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May 24, 2004 11:54:55 PM

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Tod wrote:

> I believe current SATA controllers can only control 1 SATA hard drive per
> controller.
>

Not just current, but for all time. SATA is a point-to-point cable
design. Period.

The temporary (I hope) constraint is that the only SATA devices are
HDs. Some day, maybe, optical and tape devices will also use SATA;
then we can wipe out PATA. I'd hope that FDs would also sprout
SATA interfaces, but FDs will probably die first.
--
Cheers, Bob
Anonymous
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May 24, 2004 11:54:56 PM

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"Bob Willard" <BobwBSGS@TrashThis.comcast.net> wrote in message news:iqssc.37295$zw.22484@attbi_s01
> Tod wrote:
>
> > I believe current SATA controllers can only control 1 SATA hard drive
> > per controller.
> >
>
> Not just current, but for all time.

Clueless, as always.

> SATA is a point-to-point cable design. Period.

So all IDE host bus adapters (controllers) are 2 drive designs? Wotanidiot!

>
> The temporary (I hope) constraint is that the only SATA devices are HDs.

Lack_of is not the same as a constraint.

> Some day, maybe, optical and tape devices will also use SATA;
> then we can wipe out PATA. I'd hope that FDs would also sprout
> SATA interfaces, but FDs will probably die first.
Anonymous
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May 25, 2004 1:58:41 AM

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Bob Willard wrote:
> Tod wrote:
>
>> I believe current SATA controllers can only control 1 SATA hard
>> drive per controller.
>>
>
> Not just current, but for all time. SATA is a point-to-point cable
> design. Period.
>
> The temporary (I hope) constraint is that the only SATA devices are
> HDs. Some day, maybe, optical and tape devices will also use SATA;
> then we can wipe out PATA. I'd hope that FDs would also sprout
> SATA interfaces, but FDs will probably die first.


Plextor will have the first SATA DVD burner on the market.
http://plextor.com/english/products/712SA.htm
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