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Old 06-17-04, 12:51 PM   #1
darkshadow
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Default SATA question

I have a Asus A7N8X-Deluxe motherboard and just upgraded to kernel 2.6.7 and it changed the behavior of my sata drive. In order to even get it to boot I had to add "silicon image chipset" to the kernel or else the computer would not boot with a dma error even though 2.6.6 worked fine without it.

The drive was under /dev/sda in 2.6.6 and a hdparm would only report 2 lines "readonly, geometry"

Under 2.6.7 it is /dev/hde and gets a full output from hdparm.

My question is should I set the seagate sata drive with the same settings as my western digital ide drive or leave them as the auto-set settings by the kernel. This sata drive is used for realtime uncompressed video capture from a tv card so I need the best performance


/dev/hda:
multcount = 16 (on)
IO_support = 1 (32-bit)
unmaskirq = 1 (on)
using_dma = 1 (on)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 256 (on)
geometry = 65535/16/63, sectors = 78165360, start = 0


/dev/hde:
multcount = 16 (on)
IO_support = 0 (default 16-bit)
unmaskirq = 0 (off)
using_dma = 1 (on)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 256 (on)
geometry = 19457/255/63, sectors = 312581808, start = 0
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