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Re: Sun Blade 100 vs Ultra 60

Kurt J. Lidl wrote:
The T1 has an onboard IDE controller, which uses the CMD 646 controller.
Typically used for the CDROM in these machines. But it can be re-tasked
for hard drives as well.

Heh, having used the CMD646 in the Ultra5 for disk access, I have one word: "ewwwww". Maybe the chip used in the T1/105 is a newer rev, but the U5 got abysmal disk performance (due to UDMA being disabled to work around a chip bug, AFAIR) when using the on-board CMD646.


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