On Thursday 27 February 2003 1:01, someone, possibly Len Conrad, typed: > FreeBSD 4.7R > > Promise TX2000 with two ATA133 drives as ata masters using the ATA133 IDE > cables that came with the TX2000. > > dmesg shows: > > ad4: DMA limited to UDMA33, non-ATA66 cable or device > ad6: DMA limited to UDMA33, non-ATA66 cable or device > ar0: 39083MB <ATA SPAN array> [4982/255/63] status: READY subdisks: > 0 READY ad4: 39083MB <Maxtor 6Y040L0> [79408/16/63] at ata2-master > UDMA33 ar1: 39083MB <ATA SPAN array> [4982/255/63] status: READY > subdisks: 0 READY ad6: 39083MB <Maxtor 6Y040L0> [79408/16/63] at > ata3-master UDMA33 > > Anybody know why TX sees only 33?
The ata driver is quite strict on standards implementation. It could be that the promise cables may not comply as strictly with the standard as it would prefer. Try getting 80-conductor cables from a third party. Generally speaking, buying your own cables is better than using the ones that came with the controller anyway, as those are usually el-cheapos, even with the most expensive controllers. Will -- Willie Viljoen Freelance IT Consultant 214 Paul Kruger Avenue, Universitas Bloemfontein 9321 South Africa +27 51 522 15 60 +27 51 522 44 36 (after hours) +27 82 404 03 27 (mobile) [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message