Strange things with my hard drive
tsar at sylaba.poznan.pl
Sun Feb 24 19:08:09 EST 2002
I used the cable which came with my motherboard. I am not sure if this is an
80-wire or not. Would this matter? How would I identify the difference
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kerry Hoath" <kerry at gotss.net>
To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: Strange things with my hard drive
> Did you make sure that the cable to the hard drive was an 80-wire
> udma-66 cable? Compared to the cdrom cable the wires are finer.
> UDMA-66 cables are also more springy and less flexible than standard ones.
> Even modern burners run at a maximum of udma/33 which doesn't require
> Hard drives on the other hand can run at udma/66 or uata/100 and
> failure to use an 80-wire cable with a stupid o/s which fails to disable
> can and usually does result in data corruption. The operating system in q
> question comes from Redmond :-)
> Linux shuts down dma if it sees 3 crc errors.
> Win 2k and XP are supposed to do this too but sometimes
> it doesn't happen.
> Regards, Kerry.
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 12:56:37PM -0500, Igor Gueths wrote:
> > Hi. You might want to slave the Cdrom to the hard drive. I haven't
actually built a machine as of yet, but hope this helps.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Victor Tsaran <tsar at sylaba.poznan.pl>
> > To: Speakup List <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> > Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 7:26 PM
> > Subject: Strange things with my hard drive
> > > Hell, listers!
> > > I know some of you, especially Kerry, are big hardware specialists.
> > > will be able to advise something for me this time as well.
> > > I am putting together a new machine. Whenever I connect the hard drive
> > > the IDE0 and CDROM to IDE1, both on master, I get "hard disk
> > > CDROM is found. However, if I connect hard drive to IDE1 and CDROM to
> > > both to master, then both are recognized fine. Why is this hapenning?
> > > tried these combinations several times, and the same result comes out.
> > > Can you suggest something?
> > > Victor
> > >
> > >
> > >
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