Subject: ATAPI UltraDMA questions...
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List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/28/2001 10:16:39

I have an Intel DE815EEA motherboard, complete with
two IBM 30Gb ATA100 disks.  When the kernel boots,
I'm happily informed that the drives are operating
at UltraDMA mode 5 (which is ATA100).

Do the drives actually operate at Mode 5 or is it a
lesser mode (such as in other OS's like Li**x)?
Are there any *reliable* benchmarking tools to check
performance of disks too?

I'm currently investigating these as alternatives
to SCSI disks as they are half the cost and they
are almost as fast.

BTW - I'm running unpatched NetBSD 1.5 as provided
on the CD set.

Any help appreciated,

- Chris.