Tim Daneliuk wrote:
The ad6 drive is supposed to do SATA-300, but realistically, other bottlenecks dictate it's not going to get anywhere near the '150 speed,

Could you comment a bit more on why you think this is so.  I would
think that with modern processors and buses, a machine with light load
ought to be able to drive SATA-300, but I've never actuall tested for

I was off on my initial assumptions.  I thought the "150" was 150 Giga-bit/sec, 
or approx 15 Giga-byte, or 15000 MB/sec.  Which is well above the PCI and other bus 
speeds it needs to travel through to get to the processor.

But reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA it's 150 Mega-byte/sec.  I think 
older ATA chipsets are part of the PCI bus, which at 32 bits * 33MHz, which is about a 
132MB/sec bottleneck.  I don't know enough about PCI-X, PCI-E and newer chipsets to 
know speeds & bottlenecks, so I'll just shut up now ;)  But seems like > 100MBs 
should be within reach.


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