[CentOS] Problems with IDE RAID on specific motherboard

Fri Feb 17 19:03:28 UTC 2006
Benjamin Smith <lists at benjamindsmith.com>

On Thursday 16 February 2006 18:36, Paul wrote:
> > Currently, it's got an ASRock "M810LMR" motherboard in it. 
> > http://www.ciao.co.uk/ASRock_M810LMR__5410842
> Looks like this board is based on a early socket A VIA chipset ...
> generally I would avoid these.  My past experience with older VIA
> chipsets has been less than good ... I've had issues with buggy IDE
> implementations in KT266 & KT133A and having to run them in PIO mode
> rather than DMA mode (SLOW).

My conclusion, as well. (and yes, it runs in PIO mode, and it's slow, and I 
don't care since this system isn't a high-load system) 

> I would use a cheap PCI IDE card and see what happens.

It's a 1U system. PCI cards are pretty much out of the question. 



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