I double checked BIOS settings and 712a by default is set to UDMA2. In windows device manager however, it is set to DMA5.
Installed new IDE cable, no other drives are connected to the same IDE and cable.
Now i am using DVD Encrypter to rip dvd's, and after setting Speed Read to x16, my drive will only go to x2.8.
So, my guess atm is my 712a drive is screwed up and its time to exchange it for a new one.
If any one has any idea what else i could try, then more then welcome to.
Thanks in Advance.