[Arm-netbook] SATA and IDE memory-addressable ICs

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 7 16:16:17 BST 2010

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 2:58 PM, Baybal Ni <nikulinpi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello guys. What your are doing here is interesting, if not totally
> amazing for a small team of hobbysts.


> I want to aware people here that
> SATA as like as PCI phys are quite expensive chips, with no price drop
> seen in coming year.

 i got as far as PCI-e PHY ($7) and PCI-e to 6xPCI bridge ($9) and
that's _without_ the SATA controller (SiL3132 or SiL3114)...

> I think the better way here for you is to drop
> SATA over PCIX idea and to think about buying SATA phy or controllers
> that will work over other, less expensive buses already present on
> soc. I think http://www.genesyslogic.com/_en/product_01_1.php?id=18 is
> what you need

 eexcellent - good call.  thank you.  any ideas how much that is
(samples, 1k, 10k)?

 one of the reasons why people were asking about SATA on the gpx forum
was because it was stated as being faster than USB2.  the purpose of
the survey will be to highlight these kinds of issues and costs, so
that people can go "ohhh.... riiight, that's why it's expensive.  sod
it, then!" or "i don't care - gimme!"

_without_ it having to be repeated dozens or thousands of times....

 so - yeah.  thank you.


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