[CentOS] e-sata

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 23:43:52 UTC 2009

centos at 911networks.com wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anybody has any experience with e-sata on CentOS5.2?
> - How fast is it? Same as an internal sata?
> - Does it support sata-2?
> - Does it "hot-plug" like a USB?

The 'E' just means the connector comes out the back.  Otherwise it is 
the same as internal with the same options that depend on the controller 
model and driver.   Most, but not all SATA controllers support hot-plug 
but I think it needs to be done at the drive level, not the cable to the 
case so the connectors can enforce the right order of connections on the 
power and data side.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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