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Re: Can't scan new disk

On Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:12:43 -0800
David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


> dock SATA chip -> drive.  While the motherboard stuff can be FOSS based 
> upon manufacturer supplied reference source code (e.g. Intel), USB drive 
> docks are typically proprietary and closed-source.  This makes USB docks 
> next to impossible to trouble-shoot or bug-fix for end-users or FOSS 
> distributors.

I'm not sure I understood what you're saying here: do you mean that the
drivers are closed source, or that the silicon design is closed source?
I've used a number of USB-SATA adapters, in docks as well as cables,
and they were all supported by standard in-kernel drivers (although
some of the hardware may have been at least a bit flaky).