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Optimal HD config for Dell I8200s?

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  • Mcleod, Ian
    Anyone have any success in fine tuning the HD settings on the 8200?
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 29, 2002
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      Anyone have any success in fine tuning the HD settings on the 8200?

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Mike Hicks [mailto:hick0088@...]
      > Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 4:12 AM
      > To: Linux on Dell Laptops
      > Subject: Re: [linux-dell-laptops] I8200 -- ide0: Speed warnings UDMA
      > 3/4/5 is not functional.
      >
      >
      > On Sat, 2002-09-28 at 11:53, Ian Bell wrote:
      > > On Friday 27 Sep 2002 10:42 pm, Rodney Gordon II wrote:
      > > > While hdparm'ing I finally found out why things are going
      > soo slow -- it
      > > > seems it can't get UDMA working.. I get plenty of "ide0:
      > Speed warnings
      > > > UDMA 3/4/5 is not functional." errors.. Now, I know that
      > the drives in
      > [snip]
      >
      > > This is a bug in kernel 2.4.18 and 2.4.19. I have heard
      > there is a patch in
      > > the gentoo 2.4.20 pre ac3 kernel for this. As things stand
      > at present the
      > > best you can do is get transfer speed (measured with -t
      > option in hdparm) up
      > > to about 6Mbytes/sec from a base of about 3 by setting 32
      > bit wide data
      > > transfers (-c1 option in hdparm)
      >
      > Has anyone tried running at 33MB/s UDMA (UDMA mode 2)? I
      > know at least
      > UDMA66 (mode 4) and faster requires a different cable (in desktop
      > systems), so maybe it wouldn't complain.
      >
      > Maybe try `hdparm -d1 -X66 /dev/hda' (the -X66 sets UDMA mode 2)
      >
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