Maxtor HD question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jewelzz, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    A friend from IRC asked me to post this for him... His english is bit broken but hopefully you'll understand what he's asking :)

     
  2. ejm

    ejm viking lost down under

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    I have udma 6 (133mhz) drive also. When I run testing software from maxtor it shows up as 133mhz, but the bios will only reconize 100mhz even if the specs state otherwise.
    When I was on maxtors site I noticed that you must install a program for any drive over 137gb, that includes xp.

    ejm
     
  3. Vector_One

    Vector_One Guest

    You have to have a motherboard that supports ATA133 transfer rates. I have an ATA133 drive too, but since my mobo only supports upto ATA100, I have to settle for UDMA mode 5.
     
  4. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    Don't think I've ever seen a drive that even exceeds the ata66 spec. My Maxtor 80g ata133 drive only manages about 42,000 kbs (less than my WD40g ata100) in Nero's drive test. It seems newer drives are faster due to new technology, not because of any ata specs.

    Anyone got a drive pushing 55+?
     
  5. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Why are you guys talking about ATA133???
    Jewelzz buddy has a NForce 2 which supports SATA and even RAID:
    http://www.nvidia.com/page/nf2_features.html
    The guy wants to enable SATA.
    There should be an option somewhere in the BIOS to enable SATA. It should be in the Mobo manual. Else, what type of SATA controller does he have? May have to update the bios just for his SATA controller.
     
  6. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    lmfao this threead is like a year old :p
     
  8. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    ROFL - Am I too late Jewelzz :D
     
  9. Sazar

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

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    /thread moved to appropriate section

    some resurrection :cool:
     
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    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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