[ILUG] [OT] Good for hardware?
declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Tue Jan 8 08:24:13 GMT 2002
On Monday 07 January 2002 14:47, Anders Holm wrote:
> On Monday 07 January 2002 02:16, Rick Moen wrote:
> > Quoting nny at purehatred.org (nny at purehatred.org):
> > > What's so bad about Seagate under Linux?
> > They tend to run pretty hot. At least, the 15k and 10k RPM SCSI ones
> > do. Can't say, about others.
> Really?? Wonder......... ;)
The Seagate ide ST343xx drives are on 'special processing' lists everywhere.
Mandrake's disk optimization only let them run on Mode 4 (No dma, udma), so
they end up dead slow. Dead right, too - if you set up dma in the kernel, you
keep getting 'DriveReady SeekComplete' errors.
With a Maxtor, 2.5 gig on hda, I got an unusual and strange set of disk
errors here with an optimization program I was crashtesting. It proved to be
a textbook example of 'ringing' where I was working only with hda but hdb was
being fed strange signals. Never imagined it possible, but there you are.
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