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Old 03-09-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
xxphdg
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sata+suse9.0=slow ?


hello
i just installed suse 9.0 and a maxtor 160 gig sata drive it work fine but its very slow transfering data in the sata drive and at startup suse is telling me that dma is turned off for this drive ...
can anyone help ?
thx
xxphdg@hotmail.com
 
Old 03-09-2004, 03:25 PM   #2
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How did you get it onto an sata drive?... its not actually supported by linux yet till kernel 2.6, though suse does have some odd drivers tossed in extra...

anyway

hdparm -c3 -u1 -d1 /dev/yourdrivehere
 
Old 03-09-2004, 04:27 PM   #3
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thx , i just fixed it upgrading to 2.6.3 .... now other shit dont work but sata work perfectly thx for your help
 
  


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