[rescue] Blade 100
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Mon Jun 12 17:08:56 CDT 2006
On Sun, 11 Jun 2006 23:42:27 -0400, velociraptor <velociraptor at gmail.com>
>> >>I'd also advise getting away from the on-board IDE if you can. 1) it
>> >>can't handle bigger than 120GB (addressing issue), and 2) it's slower
>> >>than frozen molasses. Anything less than 256MB and you'll be swearing
>> >>at it...
>> >>At the very least, a second faster IDE and pointing swap to the
>> >>original is a must in my mind.
>> >is there any reason to keep the stock 15gig drive, and not to replace
>> it with
>> >something substantially larger and faster? or move it to the slave
>> >after installing a better master drive?
>> The controller chip is slow, no software can really make it better than
>> it is in Solaris 10 > (I think there was a patch early on because the
>> software was broken too). Adding a
>> faster drive will simply allow you to "max out" theslow performance of
>> the bad
>> controller implementation.
> Thinks pre-DMA speeds. My understanding is that the DMA
> implementation on the Blade 100's is severely broken. In fact, if
> running Linux on it, you have to completely disable DMA mode, or you
> *will* get a corrupted boot file system. (Oddly, it only seems to
> affect the boot partition, not data partitions.
Wow, that sounds bad. I know that the Ultra 5 has a CMD IDE controller,
and it's certainly not a speed demon, but is it THIS bad as well? I'm
planning on getting my U5 running with a WD 80 GB 7200 RPM drive.
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