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Re: OK to install across 2 HDs?

On Sun, 5 Jan 1997, Mark Blunier wrote:

> I would use hda and hdb.  I don't have an eide controller so I don't have
> an hdc or hdd.  Some might prefer to use hda and hdc, since both
> drives could be masters, but if you have an ide cdrom, I would use
> hda, and hdb, as I believe the cdrom can slow down the other side,
> ie cdrom on hdd slows down hdc.

I've got two WD1.2s in my workstation (Win95/WinNT/DebianLinux).  I had
the two drives on primary master/slave, with CD as secondary slave.  I
noticed INCREDIBLE slowness in 95's ScanDisk when doing a thorough scan,
so I fired up System Monitor and watched filesystem reads, bytes/sec.  My
primary master was showing 1.5MBytes/sec read performance, while my
primary slave was showing 150KBytes/sec read performance.  I (carefully)
slid the second drive back to secondary master and moved the CD-ROM to
secondary slave, and now both drives show nearly identical (i.e. 1.5MB)
performance in ScanDisk.

While we're on the subject of identical hard drives, can anyone tell me
how to get both of my WD1.2s to show up with the same CHS?  I can't seem
to squeeze in a bootable (C<1024) partition after the 800M in the


Peter J. Templin, Jr.                   Client Services Analyst
Computer & Communication Services       tel: (717) 524-1590
Bucknell University			templin@bucknell.edu

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