SATA controller problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by funk doc, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. funk doc

    funk doc OSNN Junior Addict

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    hi all,

    I recently discovered what the problem of the bad performance on my new pc.
    The transfer mode of th SATA controller of my HD is set to PIO-mode. I updated the drivers of the controller and then it changed to Ultra DMA mode 5.
    I was very pleased with the performance, but... it changed again to PIO-mode, resulting in poor performance again.

    specs:
    ASUS P4P800-E deluxe
    P4 3200
    512 mb (dual channel)
    Maxtor 200gb SATA
    ATI radeon 9800 (256mb)
    WIN XP Pro (SP2)

    Can someone tell me why it changes or what i can do about it so it wont change bacl to PIO?

    thanks
     
  2. funk doc

    funk doc OSNN Junior Addict

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    found this on http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hwdev/tech/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx

    does this mean my HD is f*cked up ?
     
  3. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    *bump* :D
     
  4. funk doc

    funk doc OSNN Junior Addict

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    no one knows about this?
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    new cable :D