Subject: Re: Problems with hard disk
To: NetBSD-current users <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/01/2002 21:41:44
On Sat, Jun 01, 2002 at 07:13:31PM +0200, Julio Merino wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 01, 2002 at 01:00:48PM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
> > On Sat, 1 Jun 2002, Julio Merino wrote:
> > : I'm not so sure it's not dangerous... I've got another message, saying that
> > : the system has downgraded data transfer to pio mode 4 from udma 2.
> > If you're not using an 80-wire cable, you should be (yes, even for UDMA/33,
> > aka UDMA 2). All UDMA transfers should be done over 80-wire cables. If
> > you're already using an 80-wire cable, try another just in case.
> Hmmm... I have always used a 40-wire cable, because my mobo does not support
> more than udma/33. And this disk is one year old more or less... Should I
> change the wire for a 80 one?
80-wire is required only for Ultra/66 and later, but I've seen improvements
for problems like this by using 80-wire with Ultra/33 hardware.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>