Subject: Re: help with new hardrive
To: None <>
From: Ian Spray <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 07/18/2003 11:20:29
On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 11:44:42AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, Frank Mattes wrote:
> > I appreciate all your help
> A friend of mine has this in his Cobalt (Raq 2 I think):
This is my 120GB:

$ dmesg | grep wd0
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <Maxtor 4R120L0>
wd0: drive supports 16-sector PIO transfers, LBA addressing
wd0: 114 GB, 16383 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 240121728 sectors
wd0: 32-bit data port
wd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra-DMA mode 6
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 2 (Ultra/33) (using DMA
data transfers)

I spent a while looking at datasheets before buying this and comparing the
5v and 12v consumption (both startup peak and average) against the 10GB IBM
that came with the Qube (well, Gateway MicroServer).  Overall, the power is
only slightly different, and this particular drive was chosen due to it's
low heat output and gentler startup current requirements.

I have no extra cooling in the Qube, but it does now need the internal fan
connecting in spring/summer, whereas with the 10GB one it managed until
early summer without it (in the UK).  Apart from the fact that the fan is a
little noisy, it cools the system just fine without any mods.