[Arm-netbook] SATA and IDE memory-addressable ICs
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
luke.leighton at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 5 19:52:16 BST 2010
On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Michelle Konzack
<linux4michelle at tamay-dogan.net> wrote:
>> could be done... but if going for PCI-e then might as well just have
>> that alone, and let people put in a micro PCI-e SSD rather than use
> No, useing a microcontroller wir PCIe port included.
ohh, yeh. hmm... e.g. http://www.rdc.com.tw IAD-100HV or their next
> The Maxim DS80C411 (75MHz) has enough speed and IO-Pins to support even
> 2 PATA channels with up to 4 drives. OK, not ATA6, but a software raid
> could be implemented too... inside the 8051 microcontroller.
do you know what? i think that'd be brilliant.
> This would be Hardware-Raid without cache memory.
> And of course, a very intersting project to work on.
>> > CF-Cards are ATAPI compatibel...
>> yes. i was surprised about that.
>> > Maybethis woud work less expensive for us then looking for a dedicated
>> > SATA/ATAPI controller which are mostly rather expensive mean 7+ US$.
>> yes - and what is more, it would fit nicely with the principle of a
>> 100% free software machine: stuff the dedicated hardware, do it
> The problem is HOW TO FIND very good 8051-ASM coders.
ahh... i know someone who is good at assembly coding. but a compiler
is good (even if sdcc) then you do just the bits that are reaallly
> However, the specs are open and here is already someone who hast
> software implemened the SATA protocoll to attach a SATA 150 Drive to a
> microcontroller witthout using a NDA'ed SATA chip.
really?? as free software? where! where!
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