Sunday, June 7, 2009

eSATA hotplugging issues in Ubuntu/9.04

I have noticed another issue with eSATA on Ubuntu/9.04 in addition to the automounting one. When the HDD is plugged in through eSATA before the OS boots, a 3Gbps SATA link is established. However if it is plugged in after the OS boots, a 1.5Gbps link is established. While this is definitely better than USB, it is still suboptimal. Hoping to find a solution for this problem sometime.

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