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Re: IDE drives under debian-alpha

Thanks for your quick reply.

Andreas Trottmann wrote:

> No problem. I didn't have to "enable" anything, it just worked. Newer
> kernels even contain specific support for the IDE chip used in the Miata 

> The only drawback is that it's quite slow (1500kb/sec @ 6.3% CPU bonnie block
> write performane, and 1200kb/sec @ 23.8% CPU for block reading).

Ouch.  I think that would convince me to buy a new SCSI disk
fairly quickly.  Do you know if the native support in newer kernels
is much faster?

Thanks again!


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