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SubjectRe: Western Digital hard drive and DMA
> OK, I have heard that other people have been having this problem for a while 
> now, but I havent been able to find much about what causes it. I have a
> Western Digital hard drive in my computer (60GB, 5400 RPM) I can use it just
> fine with no DMA, but it runs much faster with DMA. However, when I use DMA,
> all my data is slowly corrupted, and I begin having to re-install packages
> all the time. After about a month, my system deteriorates to the point where
> I have to reinstall slackware. I have no idea why this is happening, but I
> know some people who have had the same experience under Linux with Western
> Digital hard drives, but not with other brands. I am assuming this is a
> problem with Western Digital's implimentation of DMA, but shouldnt it do
> something to prevent errors?

What is the chipset of the interface it's on?

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