Re: 2.1.111: IDE DMA disabled?

James H. Cloos Jr. (
27 Jul 1998 03:09:37 -0500

Alan> WDC btw say that their drives are compliant but that
Alan> motherboards with overclocked PCI busses will sometimes fail to
Alan> work in both DMA and PIO3/4 modes. The impression I get reading
Alan> between the lines is that they are tighter on spec requirements
Alan> than some other vendors. Nevertheless they say their UDMA is
Alan> right.

Not really surprising that their would be problems when overclocking.

Anyway, for a couterpoint, I have no problems whatsoever with my WDC
drive, `Model=WDC AC36400L, FwRev=09.09M08, SerialNo=WD-WT420' (a
6.4 GB drive), on a Gigabyte GA-586ATX MB, running UDMA.


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