32-bit Data Transfer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamworks, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

    Hi guys,

    I notice that when I enter BIOS, there is this option whether to enable or disable 32-bit Data Transfer for the hard disk drive. What is this actually and should it or should it not be enabled?
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    the 32 bit in the first place is a mis-nomer...

    it is actually 2 16-bit reads being combined into a single 32-bit chunk for transfer to put it simply...

    anyways... it should be left on unless you are running winNT 4.0 or some such w/o service pack 2...

    apparently there were some data corruption problems that were rectified by turning it off...

    assuming that you are using win XP I would say leave it on :)
  3. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

    Thanks for the info .. Cheers :)