Re: IBM 40G and UDMA. IBM making non workable HDDs?

Re: IBM 40G and UDMA. IBM making non workable HDDs?

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Posted by Henry on September 28, 2001 at 12:40:13:

In Reply to: IBM 40G and UDMA. IBM making non workable HDDs? posted by Serge on September 28, 2001 at 07:29:09:

: We have 5 HDD IBM (40G 7200, Model IC35L040AVER07-0) and some different motherboards with VIA Apllo Pro133A, 964, 964T and Intel 815EP chipsets. In UDMA mode ALL of this possible configurations looks very unstable: sometimes HDDs wont recognise at all, sometimes BIOSes reports 8Gb size (five minutes ago it was 40Gb or nothing in same computer). All BIOSes - newest release. But with regular IDE cables (UDMA33) all problems is gone! Please, help! Is it something wrong with IBM UDMA controllers? Looks like IBM HDD absolutly not workable!
: IBM e-mail support keeps silence and never answer!

Most HDDs are shipped with ATA/66 or ATA/100 disabled so the drives will work with older mainboards. Did you enable high bus speed for the HDDs? the standard IDE cables force operation at ATA/33. IBM should have a utility to change ATA setting; suggest that you try it if you haven't done so already.

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