> I'm thinking about getting a new system. The old one has served me well
> but it's time to retire it. Below is a new system. I would like your
> comments about it especially with respect to Linux. If you have insight
> about how well behaved it would be in OS/2 as well that's a plus. Bear in
> mind that I will likely add a 27.3GB Western Digital 7200rpm Ultra ATA/66.
> How will that work with the Maxtor? (I once had a Maxtor 120MB that
> wouldn't slave to a WD 340MB so I'm cautious here.)
I just read the following note on the Linux kernel List the other day.
cautions against combining certain Maxtor/WDC UDMA drives!
"I am using you problem as the example for the world, You need to split
Maxtor WDC pair before you corrupt your FS!!!!
Everyone this is the classic case stated many times but no examples.
one is different in that irq's are lost only and FS is not destroyed.
ASIC timing modes on the Maxtor are better than that of the WDC, and it
is the faster drive, the error is minor.
This is only because the order is Maxtor then WDC. If the order was
reversed WDC the Maxtor, you would watch the two destroy each other.
One should never mix a UDMA Maxtor with DMA WDC, the chatter of
the timings will kill."