Check out the diagram at the link above. I am in the process of finding others, including Microsoft and Intel papers.
Quick question for all of you who state the IDE controllers does not utilize the PCI bus. If it doesn't use the IDE bus, how does it transfer data to memory, CPU, etc. ? And please don't tell me about Vlink or hypertransport, because they are not used for that purpose, at least not yet.[/url]