Subject: Re: motherboard recommendations?
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/06/2002 20:47:56
> that's why i wrote 'pseudo'.
> > but using master/slave config is bad idea and will slow down
> > everything.  better just buy extra PCI IDE card and put every disk on
> > another channel.
> it's not that critical.  the slave devices will be for user data and the
> reliability is more important than the actual speed.
reliability is improved too with separate channels
extra PCI card isn't expensive. should be <50$

> > i don't think any special mobo is needed. but something with well
> > tested intel chipset, or athlon with AMD chipset. avoid VIA
> well, this doesn't say much.  let me rephrase it once again:
>  - IDE pseudo-raid supported in NetBSD

so any IDE driver

>  - ECC memory support is a plus
>  - 1 socket for AMD cpu
>  - chipset known to work reliably

look for AMD chipset based motherboard+athlon - some of them can do ECC,