serial ata disk not recognized correctly

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rhenk, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. rhenk

    rhenk Guest

    Hello, I own a Maxtor serial ata HDD (mode6). Windows xp
    detects it, but the problem is that the transference mode
    is incorrect. The hard disk works as DMA mode 5 when it
    should be DMA mode 6 (the bios of the mainboard detects it correctly). I've tried the drivers that came
    with the mainboard's cd, but it still does not work.
    Maxtor says in a faq board that this is a problem of
    microsoft and that microsoft will release a patch to
    solve it. Is that true? Can anybody help me? Thanks in

    My system is:
    PIV 2.6
    1 gb RAM
    120 GB serial ata HDD
    p4p800 asus mainboard
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    weird, i wouldn't think s-ata hd's would use the same modes as the parallel drives. after all, mode6 is 133mb/sec... so how you would get the 150mb/sec of s-ata? even though i know the difference in negligible.
  3. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Yes that is a known fault.
    It was supposed to be a main driver /SP1 fault on gigabyte recent boards, I believe.
    Reference recent Faqs.