LAD Storage Consulting Group
On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> On 8 Aug 02 at 10:30, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderlet.html
> Page 40 of manual: choose Onboard IDE or FastTrak ATA-100/RAID.
> OnboardIDE means Serverworks, FastTrak means PDC20265.
> BIOS settings for primary/secondary disk relate to the Serverworks
> > http://www.tyan.com/products/html/tiger200t.html
> Page 11: Primary/secondary IDE: VIA, RAID primary/secondary: PDC.
> Page 33: Primary/secondary IDE settings relate to the VIA.
> > http://www.tyan.com/products/html/trinityi845e.html
> Page 5: Integrated PCI IDE (it talks about i845 internal) +
> integrated IDE RAID (20267, so no relevance here). Page 28:
> primary/secondary disables i845, not PDC.
> > http://www.tyan.com/products/html/trinitygcsl.html
> Serverworks, with IDE. Serverworks IDE is primary.
> RAID is 20267, so no relevance. Manual not available yet.
> > http://www.epox.com/html/english/products/motherboard/ep-d3va.htm
> VIA onboard, HPT370 RAID. Connectors of RAID marked IDE3/IDE4.
> > http://www.epox.com/html/english/products/motherboard/ep-8k3a.htm
> 8k3a has no RAID. 8k3a+ has PDC20267. Primary IDE is from VIA,
> RAID is additional...
> > http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/MotherBoards/VIA/370DDE.htm
> Manual unavailable from the web (404 Page not found after clicking
> on manual). Picture shows IDE #1/IDE #2 (VIA) and IDE RAID #1/#2.
> Besides that it has PDC20267, so it has no relevance to this discussion.
> > http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/MotherBoards/VIA/P3TDDE.htm
> Manual page #10: IDE1/IDE2 for VIA, IDE RAID #1/#2 for PDC.
> Page 14: 2 IDE bus master interfaces support UDMA/100 (listed first),
> 2 IDE RAID connectors (listed later). Page 49: IDE primary/secondary
> settings relate to the VIA.
> > all know better, are wiser, empower w/ megalmania (sp) and gawd knows what
> > else. Please next time, do your homework before you attempt to call me
> > on these issues. Do the two word "Native" and "Compatablity" in ATA-ATAPI
> > have meaning? This will help you go a long way.
> I did my homework. I still believe that there is NO MAINBOARD with
> PDC20265, and without southbridge IDE - be it VIA, SiS, Intel or Nvidia.
> All motherboards you listed have PDC (or HPT) as an additional controller,
> and manual always refers to southbridge as IDE#1/IDE#2, while PDC
> is referred as IDE RAID#1/#2, or even as IDE#3/IDE#4.
> If you tried to prove that PDC20265 should never be ide0/ide1, then
> we are on the same boat.
> Petr Vandrovec
> P.S.: Both Tyan and Epox should make their ftp servers much, much faster...
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