Optimal HD config for Dell I8200s?
- 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
> > 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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