Greg Lehey wrote:
> On Monday,  8 May 2000 at  9:57:54 +0200, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >> Not all non IBM disks has problems, that was not the message back
> >> then, at least not from me. What I said, and still says, is that
> >> Maxtor and WDC has a bad reputation on making drives that can't work
> >> reliably with UDMA66, quantum has its share too but not so bad.
> >
> > There are some WDC disks that work nicely. This is from a BP6 board too:
> >
> > ad0: 26105MB <WDC WD273BA> [53040/16/63] at ata0-master using UDMA33
> > ad1: 26105MB <WDC WD273BA> [53040/16/63] at ata1-master using UDMA33
> > ad2: 26105MB <IBM-DPTA-372730> [53040/16/63] at ata2-master using UDMA66
> > ad3: 26105MB <WDC WD273BA> [53040/16/63] at ata3-master using UDMA66
> >
> > As far as I know, the WD273BA is in reality a DPTA-372730 in disguise,
> > so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Anybody know if it's possible to
> > put the original IBM firmware on these disks?
> I've been having trouble with this one in UDMA66 mode, also on a BP6.
> The system just hangs solid at random:
>   ad4: 13042MB <WDC WD136BA> [26500/16/63] at ata2-master using UDMA66
> It works fine on UDMA33.
> I notice that you have ad2 and ad3 running in UDMA66 mode.  I didn't
> realise this was possible; I'll experiment.
If you shut off the PIIX contoller in the BIOS the Highpoint uses ad0-3
if not it uses ad4-7 I have found problems with cdroms on the highpoint
so I use both. Not the controllers fault but the applications.

Ted Sikora
Jtl Development Group 

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