Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 07-12-2007, 06:05 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2007
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Maxtor Internal Sata II 160GB hard drive question

Hi I was wondering what hard drive sport Linux as I saw one on and was thinking of buying it here is the name it is a Maxtor Internal Sata II 160GB 7200RPM
And the url is this
Would this hard drive work?
Old 07-12-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Romania
Distribution: Mandriva Spring 2007
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
that depends on what kind of distribution you're using. if you're using a pretty recent one, than sata drivers are loaded by default, if you're using a distro that has no sata support, than it's useless, because you'll have no drivers loaded. it pretty much depends on what you're using
Old 07-12-2007, 07:04 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 130Reputation: 130
All SATA disks should work providing your motherboard has a supported SATA controller. That's what you need to look into, not the brand of the disks themselves.
Old 07-13-2007, 06:35 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2007
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Well i now my motherboard sports sata connection as my motherboard is a crosshair motherboard



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding a SATA internal hard drive matSA289 Linux - Hardware 2 01-04-2006 01:19 PM
Maxtor USB2.0 160gb one-touch on Mandrake 10.1? larrynichols Linux - Hardware 3 02-04-2005 08:58 AM
Boot problems with RH AS 2.1 and SATA Maxtor hard drive smochi Linux - Hardware 0 12-28-2004 04:47 AM
western digital 160GB usb hard drive linuxlastslonge Linux - Hardware 1 08-16-2004 11:21 AM
Installation problems - 160GB Maxtor HD, Redhat 9 lmedwards Linux - Hardware 10 01-12-2004 05:08 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration