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SubjectRe: ATA/133 Problems with multiple cards
On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 13:12:42 -0500, Ian Pilcher <i.pilcher@comcast.net> wrote:
> James Stevenson wrote:
> >
> > i seem to have run into an annoying problem with a machine which has
> > 3 promise ata/133 card the PDC20269 type.
> >
>
> ....
>
> >
> > Does anyone have an explenation of why this can happen ?

* check power supply
* compare PCI config space of the "failing" controller to the one which
is "working" (assuming that identical devices are connected to each),
maybe firmware/driver forgets to setup some settings

> Promise cards don't support more than two per machine. If you can get a
> third card to work in PIO mode, consider it an added (but unsupported)
> bonus.

AFAIR people have been running 4-5 cards just fine
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