> > But there is no indication of what the problems could be,
> > or what he thinks the geometry should be (and why).
> > I see nothing very wrong in the posted data.
> We agree Andries, but the enduser wants to see stuff the same.
In my case, I have two identical Maxtor drives, but they reported
different geometry. How could that be? Move the "virgin" drive to
the motherboard IDE controller and suddenly the geometry is the same.
Use fdisk and partition the disk, write it, and then move to the
promise controller and the "correct" geometry was used (that is, it is
now the same as when hooked up to the motherboard ide controller).
Why was it important to me? I'm doing RAID1 and it is really nice to
have the same geometry so that the partition info is the same between
the two drives. Makes life easier.
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