Subject: Re: 160 GB HD on PWS
To: None <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/05/2003 09:52:39
On 2003.06.05 06:22 Ray Phillips wrote:

> That's impressive considering the age of the machine and how recent=20
> an i386 motherboard needs to be to support a disk this big.=20
Can you boot from that disk?=20
Bechmarks? (bonnie?)
What CPU load do you get on heavy IDE activity compared to SCSI?=20

> Is there a theoretical limit on the size of IDE disk the PWS's=20
> IDE controller will support?
Don't know. But AFAIK the CMD 64x IDE controllers are knowen to be
buggy. The Sun Ultra 5 / 10 has the same CMD 64x IDE controller and this
machine is knowen for its bad IDE performance. (OK, this may be the
fault of Slowlaris too.)=20