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does the silicon sata controller on DFI SLI-DR support optical sata dr

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I saw a post stating this chipset will support sata optical drives...does anyone know if this is true


this is one of the main reasons for me to do DFI SLI-DR....was to get the extra controller


otherwise not sure SLI is doubtful need of mine

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SiI 3114

SATALink 4-Port PCI Host Controller

SiI 3114 is a single-chip PCI to 4-port Serial ATA (SATA) host controller. The chip is ideal for applications such as servers, workstations and storage systems featuring peripherals with this new storage interface standard. Based on a 32-bit/66 MHz PCI interface, the SiI 3114 provides support for four independent Serial ATA devices and may be incorporated into motherboard or PCI add-in card designs.


Applications: Embedded Applications, Host Bus Adapters, PC Motherboards, Server Motherboards, Add-in Cards, Storage Systems


SiI 3114 Serial ATA









Other Features & Benefits



Serial ATA (SATA) – 1.5 Gbps (150MB/s)

Compliant with SATA 1.0 specification

Integrated SATA Transport, Link logic, and PHY layer

48-bit sector addressing

Four independent DMA channels with 256B FIFO per channel

Virtual DMA in PCI with serial link in legacy PIO mode

Supports command buffering for ATA TF shadow registers

Supports up to 4MB external FLASH

Supports ATAPI devices: CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, etc.

Hot-Plug capable

Supports SATA active signal for 4 separate LEDs

Selectable drive strength on Tx for backplane applications

Supports spread spectrum clocking to reduce EMI

Single, digital PLL architecture with 1 PLL for all 4 channels


does the bold means it supports SATA optical drivers...this off Silicon images website



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