Setting UDMA mode in Windows 2000

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Serban Andrei Dumitrescu

Hi there,

I'm looking for help with the following problem:

I've recently installed a Samsung hard drive in my computer: model Spinpoint
SP0411N. It's a 40 GB 7200rpm ATA133 drve. I'm running Windows 2000 SP4 with
the Intel IDE drivers for my Intel board, the so-called "Intel Application
Accelerator". AFAIK ATA133 corresponds to so called UDMA mode 5 and this is
also what the BIOS autodetects. However, the Intel app shows the current DMA
mode being UDMA mode 2. This value is detected and can't be set manually. The
only value that can be set is the _max_ UDMA value, which defaults to 5.

I'm wondering why the drive's UDMA mode isn't set correctly and what I could do
to correct this. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!

TIA,

Andrei
 
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Newt Ownsquare

Verify that there is an 80-conductor data cable being used on that IDE channel.
If it's only a 40, then you won't get past ATA33.

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Hope this helps,
Newt
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|
|
| Hi there,
|
| I'm looking for help with the following problem:
|
| I've recently installed a Samsung hard drive in my computer: model Spinpoint
| SP0411N. It's a 40 GB 7200rpm ATA133 drve. I'm running Windows 2000 SP4 with
| the Intel IDE drivers for my Intel board, the so-called "Intel Application
| Accelerator". AFAIK ATA133 corresponds to so called UDMA mode 5 and this is
| also what the BIOS autodetects. However, the Intel app shows the current DMA
| mode being UDMA mode 2. This value is detected and can't be set manually. The
| only value that can be set is the _max_ UDMA value, which defaults to 5.
|
| I'm wondering why the drive's UDMA mode isn't set correctly and what I could
do
| to correct this. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!
|
| TIA,
|
| Andrei
|
 

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