Subject: Re: Any objections? Patch to change routine to print ata dma modes
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/13/2000 13:18:57
On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:
> hrm.  well.  this is a laptop, so i gues i'm stuck.  weird that laptop
> drives would have capabilities that the laptop would not.

Ah... well maybe newer laptops will/do support Ultra/66; my 2 year old
laptop doesn't even do Ultra/33, just DMA mode 2 or whatever the 16MB/s
one is called. Anyways, I doubt you'd see any difference between 33 and
66MB/s, since the drive itself can't get data off the platters that fast
(85.5-161.6 Mbits/s, according to IBM).