Subject: Re: alpha support for Ultra DMA EIDE?
To: Paul H. Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 03/15/1999 12:49:13
On Mon, 15 Mar 1999 11:27:51 -0500 (EST)
"Paul H. Anderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I need to buy a bunch of IDE drives - is it worth getting 7200 RPM Ultra
> DMA drives for my alpha 164LX motherboards? That is, will there be a
> substantial speed improvement over a typical 5400 rpm drive? The main
> data drives in these boxes are a pair of IBM 9ZX 10K RPM drives that will
> be in a ccd array, so I want my boot disk to not slow me down under any
The PCI IDE controller in the 164LX doesn't support Ultra DMA... only
DMA. So, an Ultra DMA disk wouldn't necessarily help you too much.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>