I have had some issues getting my DVR-A08XL drive running very well. I have my A08XL as the master on the secondary IDE and a Lite-On LTR-40125S (CD-RW) installed as the slave on the secondary IDE controller. If I go to the control panel and check out the secondary IDE channel properties, device 0 which is the A08 keeps getting stuck in multi-word DMA mode 2 and device 1 is in ultra DMA mode 2. Sometimes restarting my computer seems to push my A08 back into ultra DMA mode 4. The HD on my computer is the only device on the primary IDE controller and it is listed as ultra DMA mode 5. I purchased a new 80wire cable for the secondary controller so that shouldn’t be an issue. My motherboard drivers are up-to-date, however I don’t have the lastest BIOS drivers, but I wasn’t sure new bios drivers would help since it seems like WinXP take care of the DMA assignments. I have installed SP2.
Any ideas here?
Andrew V. Romero