Your mainboard has two SATA connectors, off the ICH5 controller. (There may
be an ICH5R version with RAID capabilities, but I believe that the 4600 does
not have it..)
I have not tried Ubuntu, but I presume that there would be no problem using
SATA drives. I doubt that the SATA drives would show much performance
advantage over the PATA versions of the same drive.
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"Jim Breslauer" wrote in message
> My music server is a Dell Dimension 4600 running Ubuntu Linux. I'm
> looking at 500 GB drives because I'll need more space soon. Should I
> go with SATA or stick with PATA? (I assume that the mobo doesn't have
> SATA ports & that I'll need a controller.) TIA for your views on this. >> Stay informed about: SATA or PATA for Dell 4600?