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    SubjectRe: downgrade ata udma mode at boot time?
    On Mon, May 13, 2002 at 03:28:56PM -0700, dean gaudet wrote:
    > so far in my searching i've only found the hdparm -X switch for
    > downgrading the ata udma mode (to give me temporary respite from 80-pin
    > cables which are too long). is there any way to do this on the kernel boot
    > line?

    Even Maxtor should have a utility to control what modes the drives are
    allowed to use. If your box isn't smart enough on its own to limit things
    to a safe range, then grab a copy of said utility and lock the drives down
    so that they CAN'T be used in UDMA5. Most of them just require booting
    from a floppy....

    Not so tough.

    Marc Wilson

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