Subject: nForce4 (was: RE: a very slow 2.2Ghz amd64)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dieter <email@example.com>
Date: 10/06/2007 20:23:53
>> viaide0 at pci0 dev 6 function 0
>> viaide0: NVIDIA nForce4 IDE Controller (rev. 0xf2)
> Your very problem, right there. The nForce ATA controllers are
> complete crap. Known issue, go bug 'NVIDIA' about it...
What, exactly, is wrong with the nForce controllers?
My only beef is that, AFAIK, none of the BSDs support NCQ. :-(
Some brands of SATA disks don't play well with nf4, but that
is easily avoided. Neither of these problems apply to PATA.