I have a remote computer on which I want to install a new hard drive for rsync backup. The problem is, I don't know what controller technology is used (PATA, SATA, SATA2, ...) and how many available slots are left. I want to spare me an unnecessary drive just for opening the chassis and looking into wires.
How do I query the SATA or PATA controllers? I'm interested in the following points:
- Which controllers exist in the machine
- How many (and which) disks are attached to each controller
- How many available slots are there