Subject: Re: Max HDD question
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Andy Ruhl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/21/2005 15:37:06
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:33:11 +0100, Markus W Kilbinger
> >>>>> "Jurrie" == Jurrie Lulofs <email@example.com> writes:
> Jurrie> While I've seen reports of RaQs and Qubes running with
> Jurrie> 120GB drives does anyone know of success with larger
> Jurrie> drives?
> I'm using a 160 GB drive in a qube2 w/o any problem:
> viaide0 at pci0 dev 9 function 1
> viaide0: VIA Technologies VT82C586 (Apollo VP) ATA33 controller
> viaide0: bus-master DMA support present
> viaide0: primary channel configured to compatibility mode
> viaide0: primary channel interrupting at irq 14
> atabus0 at viaide0 channel 0
> viaide0: secondary channel configured to compatibility mode
> viaide0: secondary channel interrupting at irq 15
> atabus1 at viaide0 channel 1
> wd0 at atabus0 drive 0: <SAMSUNG SV1604N>
> wd0: drive supports 16-sector PIO transfers, LBA48 addressing
> wd0: 149 GB, 310101 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 312581808 sectors
> wd0: 32-bit data port
> wd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra-DMA mode 5 (Ultra/100)
> wd0(viaide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 2 (Ultra/33) (using DMA)
> Jurrie> Are there reasons to believe that there would be any
> Jurrie> problems or does the viewpoint of "as long as there's a
> Jurrie> small ext2 partition for the firmware to boot from you'll
> Jurrie> be OK" still prevail?
> IMHO the latter should be correct.
> Jurrie> The current crop of sales makes 200GB and 250GB drives
> Jurrie> very enticing for those wanting to use NetBSD/cobalt-based
> Jurrie> boxes as file servers.
> 160 GB already requires LBA48 addressing (see above) which works
> flawlessly. So 200 GB and/or 250 GB should work too (from a qube/raq's
> point of view ;-)).
I wonder if it's worth putting in a fancy ATA card when the Qube
already has some throughput problems?
Then again, if you do put one in, you still have to have a boot disk
on the primary IDE channel.