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Date:      Sun, 3 Dec 1995 13:40:41 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <>
To: (Terry Rossi)
Subject:   Re: Solution: Large IDE & 2.1.0
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Terry Rossi" at Dec 3, 95 02:08:17 am

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> This probably applies to all 2.0+ versions of FreeBSD, but I am
> many others have been having problems with IDE disks over the 
> magic 1024 cylinder mark.  I have searched the archives on
> and not come up with much, so I hope this will
> help someone.  I was attempting to install 2 1.2gb IDE drives
> Maxtor 7126 and a SamSung.  First the samsung started reporting
> hard errors towards the end of the disk, so I ran bad144 -s and
> it reported "too many errors in this slice"...
> So I ripped it out and tried the Maxtor.  Same problem.
> So I ripped out the MB and Controller and replaced it with
> a Pent 120 with on-board IDE.  Same had the same problem.
> Come to find out it was a setting in the CMOS that *appears*
> to have fixed the problems.  "IDE Block Mode" (enabled/disabled)
> After disabling this the problem went away.

I believe you will find that the chip on your IDE controller is an
RZ1000.  This is a known bug with that chip.

Other known IDE controller bugs are things like lack of bus buffers
on the cheaper models, etc..

					Terry Lambert
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.

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