Linked by Andrew Youll on Fri 16th Sep 2005 06:11 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Zeta According to Cola-Coder, a yellowTAB employee, the first stable SATA driver for ZETA has been implemented. Currently, the driver supports VIA VT6420/6421 chipsets, which will most likely be followed with support for nVidia (nForce) chipsets.
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by Tomasz Dominikowski on Fri 16th Sep 2005 09:54 UTC
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"which will most likely BE followed" ;)

It's nice to see some progress on ZETA. Hardware support is crucial.

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RAID
by Anonymous on Fri 16th Sep 2005 10:42 UTC
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"feedback from VIA how to get the RAID functionality to work"

These controllers need a software RAID implementation. You can crib the VIA disk layout instructions from either the Linux or Windows "fakeRAID" implementations, then feed those into the layout parameters of your software RAID code, maybe ten minutes work plus testing.

That is if you already /have/ software RAID in the operating system.

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v Cola-Coder?
by Anonymous on Fri 16th Sep 2005 16:10 UTC
RE: Cola-Coder?
by macsnafu on Fri 16th Sep 2005 17:16 UTC in reply to "Cola-Coder?"
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True, but YellowTab *could* contribute the SATA driver to the Haiku project...

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it is possible not so, but...
by Anonymous on Fri 16th Sep 2005 18:33 UTC
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I think that Cola-Coder - it is the regular developer of yT - Ithamar Adema...
(As far as I know he developed this IDE-stack and SATA support for this...)

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jonas.kirilla Member since:
2005-07-11

It seems my original "Cola-Coder" comment has been modded down. (How unexpected!...) While slightly off-topic, this -is- relevant today, as everyone expects you to trust their software, and a few bad ones abuse that trust.

I find it hard to believe that so many people choose to trust the faceless, nameless, lone gun men among us. If neither a commercial entity nor a clearly identifiable open-source project or single developer takes responsibility for a piece of software (closed or open) there can be no trust, and with todays operating systems, no use of that software.

If Cola-Coder is indeed Ithamar, I'm happy for you guys. I met him at a BeGeistert some years back and he seemed like an OK person.

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Firewire ?
by GCrain on Fri 16th Sep 2005 20:02 UTC
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I really wish that they would complete the firewire mass storage stack. My firewire external drive is great for transfering data between my Mac and PC. To bad I can't use it for Zeta/BeOS.

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yea!
by Anonymous on Fri 16th Sep 2005 21:04 UTC
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Always good to hear about beos drivers!

Isn't firewire one of the standards that beos had from long ago?

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Good Job
by hraq on Sat 17th Sep 2005 04:15 UTC
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I love Zeta, It felt like Unix to me. Good job and I wish they release more and better drivers in sound and video arena.

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Developed IDE stack?
by Anonymous on Sat 17th Sep 2005 13:37 UTC
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I'm pretty sure Zeta have based all their work of Thomas Kurschel's IDE Driver.

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