Is SATA hard drive supported by Fedora?

Claude Jones claude_jones at
Fri Aug 5 02:02:43 UTC 2005

On Thu August 4 2005 9:56 pm, Hongyu Sun wrote:
> Dear All:
> My computer is Dell OptiPlex GX280
> >From the specification on
> the hard drive is
> Serial ATA 40, 80, 160 and 250GB 7200 RPM hard drives with S.M.A.R.T. II
> To install Linux, I want to add a hard drive.
> The Dell website recommended product is
>       MAXTOR
>       100 GB 7200 RPM OneTouch II USB External Hard Drive
>       $127.46
> It is surprising that an external hard drive is recommended. But what
> is more confusing is this website,
If my memory serves me, that's a SFF machine (small form factor), which, if 
true, may not have an available slot for another internal hard drive. 
Can't help you with SATA, but there have been many posts on this forum in the 
past period from people dealing with this issue. You can go here to get a 
decent search of fedora-list:

Claude Jones
Bluemont, VA, USA

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