question on best way to install other ide drives?

Tom Rini trini at
Mon Feb 18 10:19:20 EST 2002

On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 10:52:04PM +0100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> >
> >(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.

Yes, but unless you stress the master and slave at the same time, you'll
never notice.  I bash hda and hdd on my G4 all the time and it never
seems to be 'slow'.

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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