I've read a few post concerning 540 MB Hard Drives and I have a few
questions. My friend tells me that mixing a western digital and a maxtor
causes pborblems, and that 540 MB drives are flakey in general. I've seen a
few posts complaining that linux has problems with 540MB disks also.
So here's the problem. I want to do a complete install of linux (sources
and all) so I do some socket programming. Currently, I have a 220MB Western
Digital IDE hard disk and a 100 MB Toshiba SCSI and a Toshiba 3401
CD-ROM. The SCSI card I use it an Adaptec 1542C. Mixing the SCSI
devices and the IDE was simple. Believe it or not, but I had zero problems
getting them to play together. However, I'm rather concerned with mixing
in the Maxtor 540 MB IDE. Is just a fluke that some people have problems
with the 540 MB IDEs?
As an aside, any suggestions on how I should partition these bad boys? I
was thinking of having the Westren Digital and the Toshiba for DOS. And,
the new drive for linux. I thought I would boot of the new drive and use
the SCSI drive as a temp disk for DOS and Windows (The Toshiba has about a
35 ms access time).