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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 curiosity...is 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.

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    Vojtech Pavlik
    SuSE Labs
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