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Re: biggest, newest IDE disk stuck in PIO mode; because no BIOS support? [dsb]

On Sat, 16 Mar 2002, Daniel Barclay wrote:

> I've been having trouble using hdparm to speed up one of my disks.
> I suspect it's because I had to disable the disk in my BIOS so the
> BIOS wouldn't hang when booting.
> Has anyone seen this problem or does anyone know how to fix it?
> Would the "-ide" version of the 2.2.19 kernel packge help with this?

Most likely yes.  I have a C500 with a 60gb Maxtor drive attached on hdd,
that the BIOS pukes on as well.  Somewhere around 2-3 meg a second without
the IDE patch.. Running 2.2.20 with ide patches, does 18-19 meg/sec. Still
pathetically slow, but that's because it's a pathetically slow 5400rpm
drive. =)


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