question on best way to install other ide drives?

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Mon Feb 18 08:52:04 EST 2002

>(A).  IDE does not do a terribly good job of sharing bus bandwidth
>between two active devices, so the ideal case for performance is one
>IDE bus per device.
>That said, you'll never be impacted if your workload never attempts
>to exercise both the slave and master at the same time.

iirc, the sonet has 2 busses.


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