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SubjectRe: Playing with SATA NCQ
Mark Lord wrote:
> Erik Slagter wrote:>
>
>> Still I'd like to run in ACHI mode ;-)
>
>
> Me too! But from reading the ICH6 Intel docs,
> it seems that AHCI mode is only for true SATA drives.

Correct. AHCI mode absolutely requires SATA, because it only supports
the native SATA "FIS" packets.

As much as I would like, one cannot use AHCI to talk to any PATA device[1].

Jeff



[1] unless it's PATA bridged over SATA, the exception case that turns
any PATA device into a SATA device.
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