sandy at storm.ca
Mon Jan 8 23:58:04 EST 2001
Gorm Jensen wrote:
> Thanks for the reply Sandy. After a full day of reading, then trial and
> error, I just found that the drive must be referred to as sda1 instead of
> hdd or hdd1 or hdd4. What a hassle!
> I tried a dummy run with the burner at 4x, and the buffer stayed full - so
> the performance penalty, if any, is acceptable.
> What is a "Promise controller "?
A line of add-on IDE/ATAPI controllers. Pop one in a PCI slot, fiddle with
drivers a bunch, and you have a couple more interfaces to use. Their main
market appears to be upgrades. e.g. If your motherboard only does UDMA 33,
adding one of these can give you UDMA 66 or 100.
I'm know at least some models are supported in Linux, but I'm hazy on
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