ATA problem

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Fri Jan 28 00:39:46 PST 2005

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> Subject: Re: ATA problem
> I'm using the same cables I've been using for long time. A round
> Single IDE Ultra ATA Cable, 40c/80p  18 inch. I'm using the same exact
> cable on 5 other FreeBSD machines with no problem at all.

Have you downloaded from the Western Digital website and
firmware updated your EIDE drive?
Go to software & drivers, WD Caviar 7200RPM, IDE RAID compatibility
upgrade, Non-3ware cards.

While this is supposed to help only for RAID it might help for you.
Apparently WD introduced some goofy timeout thing for these drives
to "reduces idle acoustic noise in desktop drives"


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