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Old 05-15-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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suggestion: Moving to the SCSI (libata drivers) instead of traditional IDE drivers?

Has anyone moved to the newer SCSI (libata drivers) on their Debian system? Basically this replaces the existing IDE/ATAPI driver found in Linux kernel. A direct effect of this move is that all instances of "/dev/hd*" are now referred to as "/dev/sd*".

The linux kernel does provide libata drivers for my IDE controller. Should I move to this system? What are the pros and cons?

For those who don't know what I am talking about please refer to this.

Old 05-15-2008, 04:25 PM   #2
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Not using Debian but been using it since 2.6.18 kernel. Have had no issues. As for pros and cons I would say no cons. pros would be using a comon generic interface for all media devices.



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