Re: 2.1.111: IDE DMA disabled?

Dustin Marquess (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 15:22:00 -0500 (CDT)

> > a) Drive quality. Quantum drives are very reliable, but this is not
> > surprising since they worked with Intel to develop both DMA mode2 and
> > UDMA. IBM drives are good, too. Don't know about the others. I have seen
> > reports of entire batches of drives from Western Digital having
> > problems, and at least one Samsung drive I tested would consistently
> > malfunction under both DMA mode 2 and UDMA, even though it was specified
> > as UDMA compatible. The same equipment with an IBM drive has been
> > working flawlessly for a year, using UDMA.

That's wierd.. I never had a problem with my Samsung drive... it
was fast and reliable.. Samsungs are the only HDs I ever recommend..


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