Re: Mobo dying hard with DMA support

From: Dan Hollis (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2000 - 06:11:38 EST

On Sun, 4 Jun 2000, James Sutherland wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Jun 2000, Dan Hollis wrote:
> >
> > Im using one on a BP6 in place of the broken onboard HPT366.
> When you say "broken", what do you mean? When I use a generic IDE driver,
> it's too slow, but works OK - even with DMA. When I use the HPT366 driver,
> it's even slower, and enabling DMA fscks the CMOS RAM. This looks like a
> driver problem from here.

I mean broken as in, when you run the HPT366 in UDMA mode it locks the
hardware up harder than a rock requiring hardware reset to reboot. Even
PIO mode is unstable on the damned thing.

It happens under windoze as well as linux so its not a driver problem.


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