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SubjectRe: ATA/100 Promise Board
----- Original Message -----
From: "Josh McKinney" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: ATA/100 Promise Board

> On approximately Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 01:57:34PM -0400, war wrote:
> > Any idea why DMA is sometimes on and sometimes not for a few cdrom
> > drives I have hooked up to my promise controller?
> >
> Someone posted here recently about atapi devices should not be on the
promise card.

That was me, and it's still true. Heh. Always attach optical drives directly
to the motherboard, if possible.
On a similar note, I asked Promise a while back about the max number of
supported Ultra66/Ultra100/etc controllers that they support in a single
system.. No answer. Has anyone ever tried to cram a machine full of these

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