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SubjectRe: VIA 686b Bug - once again :(
On Sun, Oct 21, 2001 at 09:34:35AM -0500, Kelledin Tane wrote:

> > So my questions is:
> > I'm going to buy a 3ware 6410(B)
> > IDE raid controller .. can I suspect
> > a failure safe system (in aspect to
> > the 686b problems) when all discs
> > are connected to the 3ware
> > controller?
> I would certainly expect so. I have a Gigabyte GA-7DX with the infamous VIA
> 686B southbridge...and an SBLive! Value...and I have no IDE devices at all
> (complete SCSI). I have never encountered data corruption.

Corruption *has* been reported on some scsi-only 686b systems, though.

> Just out of this IBM drive a 75GXP model? What does IBM's
> Drive Fitness Test tell you about it? I ask because the 75GXP is IMHO a
> flawed product line.

Well, I have a 30GB drive from the 75GXP family. It works just fine so far.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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