It's because (as I know from some old articles) if you connect one device with high-speed, and second with lower speed onto the same cable, they will BOTH use the lower speed. And it may be problematic for some new HDD, to be as slow as CD is (using PIO, or UDMA-33) (although they all say about standards conformity etc.).
Peter Rosa ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mica Telodico" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Joshua Lokken" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 10:41 AM Subject: RE: DVD/CD-RW not recognized (was: Re:) > Hi all again :D > > I've made some triee , and these are the results: > > Normal Configuration > ATA1 Master: MAXTOR HD 60GB > Slave : Liteon 52x 24x 52x > > ATA2 Master: Quantum Fireball HD 30GB > Slave : NEC DV-5800 > > I get the problems described in the previous messages > > New Conf > ATA1 Master: Maxtor HD 60GB > Slave : Quantum Fireball HD 30GB > ATA2 Master: Liteon 52x 24x 52x > Slave : NEC DV-5800 > > No problems. All works correctly (both CD drives are > initialized) > > I don't know why this, probably my MoBo is a bit slow > in responding with ATA devices when have to initialize > them. I had some problems with my precedent CDRW (a > philips 8x 4x 32x) , but this time with Linux too > (hang at boot) . Linux have solved this problem (I've > posted a bug report to Vojitek Pavlik that have worked > to eliminate this problem) , but FreeBSD have this > again (but with my old CDRW the drive didn't work with > all possible configuration , with this one changing > the position of the drives solves the problem ) now , > I think that could be a good idea increase the timeout > time , in order to eliminate this problem in the > future and make FreeBSD more compatible with ATA > drives and ATA Controllers, at the cost of some > millisecond longer boot-time :) > > Bye > Marcello > > > --- Fierman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> ha scritto: > On Fri, > 2003-07-25 at 16:48, Joshua Lokken wrote: > > > > > > > > > > this problem sounds like the exact one as i am > > having, (see > > > > my mail to > > > > this list: > > > > > > > > Subject: > > > > ATA identify retries exceeded > > > > (still!) > > > > Date: > > > > 24 Jul 2003 23:59:57 +0000 > > > > > > > > > > > > jumpersettings are all ok, no possible signs of > > hardware > > > > itself being faulty. > > > > dmesg : > > > > > > > ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0 > > > > ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0 > > > > ata0-slave: ATA identify retries exceeded > > > > ad0: 38172MB <MAXTOR 6L040J2> [77557/16/63] at > > ata0-master UDMA33 > > > > Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a > > > > > > > > > ??? Except that the board won't detect it? I > > think, if you've > > > checked > > > cables and jumpers (and they're proper), that the > > likely possibility > > > is > > > hardware damage. I don't know whether or not the > > drive is new, but > > > new certainly doesn't equal good. Maybe at least > > consider it. If you > > > can find another drive to test, try that. HTH, > > > > > > Joshua > > > > > > > dont know if you didn't send this mail to the list > > intentionally, but > > thanx for the reply anyway :) > > > > yes, like I said in my previous mail to this list as > > well, I DID try > > other DVD players.. all with the same result. Also, > > the POST never gives > > any error message, as I suppose it should do with > > broken hardware. > > > > there are 2 possible solutions in my mind: > > 1. ATA driver is still somewhat broken, > > 2. There should be a way to adjust the time-out in > > the authentification > > routine in the ATA driver (if there is any, that > > is). > > > > > > cheers, Fierman > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > ______________________________________________________________________ > Yahoo! Mail: 6MB di spazio gratuito, 30MB per i tuoi allegati, l'antivirus, il filtro Anti-spam > http://it.yahoo.com/mail_it/foot/?http://it.mail.yahoo.com/ > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"