Subject: Re: maximum drive size with on-board IDE controller?
To: James Hartley <>
From: Markus W Kilbinger <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 08/15/2007 10:04:08
>>>>> "James" == James Hartley <> writes:

    James> I haven't seen this addressed in the archives. If it is
    James> there, I missed it. Is there a way to determine what is the
    James> maximum sized drive the RaQ 2/Qube 2 will address? Most IDE
    James> controllers from the mid- to late-'90's era has 128GB or
    James> 137GB limitations:


    James> Any information would be appreciated.

I only can confirm on my

  NetBSD 4.99.28 (QUBE2) #41: Wed Aug 15 08:10:09 MEST 2007
  Cobalt Qube 2
  total memory = 256 MB

a 250 GB PATA disk

  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 SP2514N>
  wd0: drive supports 16-sector PIO transfers, LBA48 addressing
  wd0: 232 GB, 484521 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 488397168 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)

is just running fine.