Re: ibook system bus speed
On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 21:49 +0100, Christophe Branchereau wrote:
> That's interresting, thanks for the infos. If it's used only for PIO
> modes, I don't need it at all since I use udma2.
> My real problem is I replaced the original 6Gb IBM disk of the ibook
> with a 20Gb Toshiba. Everything went fine until I fill up more than 6Gb
> on the disk, then it begins to makes strange noises (tarataratara clac
> clac to be precise) and the speed
> decreases incredibly. I *know* the disk is OK, because I plugged it in
> an x86 machine and everything is fine.
> That made me think there must be a problem with the
> IDE controller, that's why I thought of the bus speed value.
No. From the sound of it, it definitely seems to be a HW failure. Maybe
the ibook isn't providing enough power to the disk, maybe you have bad
blocks (though you claim that it works on x86 would invalidate that),
but the timings on the driver are the same Apple uses, so I consider
them correct :)