I had an IBM 30Gb (DTLA307030) ATA/100 attached to the HPT366 on my
and had no end of trouble with it. I gave up and moved it to the
controller. When the disk developed a bad sector, I exchanged it and
Western Digital ATA/100 which works just fine on HPT366. So, I do this
there's an issue with HPT366 and IBM ATA/100 drives.
I don't know if this is related at all, but when I upgraded my machine to an
an Abit KT7A motherboard (not the RAID version so no HPT366) I couldn't boot
from my FreeBSD partition - when the boot sequence tried to mount the
it stalled with endless 'timeout - resetting' errors. The harddrive was an
with a VT686A controller (ATA-100).
Someone suggested I flash upgrade my mb BIOS but I ended up using it as an
to upgrade my harddrive - I got a Maxtor, which worked without any problems.