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Re: DMA & ext2 corruption
Are you overclocking at all? Running the PCI bus, and thus the IDE bus
at over 33MHz causes problems with some DMA drives (actually, 40MHz is
about the upper bound). If your BIOS has a place where you can set the
PCI multiplier, check what it's setting your PCI speed at. I screwed up
a bunch of stuff on one of my drives with my Abit BP6 running at 92MHz
FSB. Later on, I found out that the multiplier stays at 1/2 until you
go over 93MHz, where it drops to 1/3.
Otherwise, I'm forced to comment about Western Digital and their POS
model drives - but that's just my opinion. :)
On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 04:13:37PM -0500, Jay Link wrote:
> Hi --
> I'm having a problem with DMA -- without it, the drive is so slow it's
> barely usable, but with it, I suffer corruption. I've seen archived posts
> regarding this, but I don't know if there's a fix, other than buying a new
> drive. I have a Western Digital drive, and I don't know the model #, but
> it's new and 30 GB and it's 7200 RPM.
> I've been forced to re-install everything from backup at least 3 times in
> the past month. Any ideas?
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