Subject: promise TX2 with master+slave
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From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Erard_S=E9bastien?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/15/2002 09:06:09
I got two Promise Ultra100/TX2. I made different testing and here is a
- with one drive on each channel (i.e. 4 drives) every thing works fine.
A can do a ccd or a raid on all of these.
- with 2 drives per channel (8 drives of 30 GB), I can access any of
them. They seem to be probed correctly, but I get timeouts when
accessing them. Them same hardware configuration works fine with
Windows2000 and a stripped volume across all eight drives.
This seems to happen whatever the drive is. The drives I used were
from IBM. A small Seagate drive of 4.3 GB showed the same behavior.
I only tried the primary channel, and as I don't have the drives any
more (took them from work during the holydays) I can't do these tests
again. But I think I can manage to have two drives.
Sorry for this late reply, but I read this list through the web archive.
> Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> Someone is reporting me a strange problem with a Promise Ultra100/TX2:
> when 2 drives (master+slave) are attached to the primary channel the
> adapter behaves in a very strange way (bus-master DMA registers returns
> nonsense, for example). When the exact same drives are plugged to
> the secondary channel all is fine. If only one master is plugged to the
> primary channel all is fine too.
> Did someone else test a TX2 with 2 devices on the primary channel ?
> This is so strange that I suspect his adapter may have a problem ...