2510A UDMA33 or UDMA66?

vbimport

#1

does the 2510A operate with UDMA33 or UDMA66?

i can’t find any info on the NEC websites (even the German one).

WinXP / Device Manager reports UDMA33.

shall i force this to UDMA66 in the bios (Nforce2 based mobo). i think the mobo is auto-detecting UDMA33. the drive is connected as master on the secondary IDE port with an 80-wire cable, with a pioneer 106s connected as slave (and recognized in XP as UDMA66).

thanks in advance.

Roy


#2

Udma 33


#3

thx for the answer. i found the cdfreaks article on the 2500a, and it mentions that the dvd-movie read speed is locked at 5x max…which explains why my rip times in dvdshrink are slower on the NEC vs Pioneer.

roy


#4

Most of the hacked firmwares you see posted on this forum remove the riplock. It speeds it up significantly, but still not as fast as a DVD-ROM can rip.


#5

good info. thanks.

i’m still a little skittish on installing hacked firmware…however, i may do so in order to experiment with bitsetting.

(i didn’t know what riplock meant since i had not researched it previously. now, its like, “duh”. i had only done research on bitsetting).