Buying hard drives

Matthew Hawkins matthew at
Fri Aug 24 10:23:42 EST 2001

On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Saul Thurrowgood wrote:
> ide driver still says "Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes".

This is a completely different thing to UDMA transfer speeds.  From
memory, it's the ide driver detecting its sitting on a 33Mhz PCI bus.

(I remember a thread on lkml where some guy forced it to 66, then
wondered why his system broke ;)  Andre Hedrick's explanation followed...


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