Re: System / libata IDE controller woes (long)
From: Gene Heskett
Date: Wed Dec 27 2006 - 01:03:46 EST
On Wednesday 27 December 2006 00:50, Erik Ohrnberger wrote:
> Yea, I thought that it might be power related as well, so I moved
>1/2 of the drives from the 500 Watt power supply onto a separate one,
> and it did not change any of the symptoms. So I think that it's been
> ruled out.
Cable lengths can be a bear too, particularly if the drive set as master
is NOT on the end connector of the cable.
>> Erik Ohrnberger wrote:
>> > Earlier this year, when I started putting it together, I
>> gathered my
>> > hardware. A decent 2 GHz Athlon system with 512 MB RAM,
>> DVD drive, a
>> > 40 GB system drive, and a 500 Watt power supply. Then I started
>> > adding hard disks. To date, I've got 5 80 GB PATA, 2 200
>> GB PATA, and 1 60 GB PATA.
>> That's 9 hard drives. How did you hook up your power supply?
>> My dual-rail 450w PS has a lot of problem driving 9 drives
>> no matter how I hook it up while my 350w power supply can
>> happily handle the load. I suspect it's because how the
>> separate 12v rails are configured in the PS.
>> It's nothing concrete but I wanna rule PS issue first. If
>> you've got an extra power supply (buy cheap 350w one if you
>> don't have one), hook half of the drives to it and see what
>> happens. Using PS without motherboard is easy. Just ask google.
>> Happy holidays.
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