[qanda]This thread is about the Optiarc AD-7200S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]After having a quick read & buying a AD-7200S (to run on a DFI LP DK P45-T2RS mobo) I’m thinking about sending this drive back.
Am I mad?
From what I gather I may have read problems, plus I can’t enable AHCI or RAID for my NCQ Seagate SATA drives (e.g. they could disappear in XP 32 from the wiki ACHI page).
I read the review for the PATA drive & it seemed really good but I keep hearing of DVD-R reading problems.
Should I just stick to liteon (I have some not bad 6x burns with OHT on with an LiteOn DH20A3P on my old pc here & here)?
Plus I’ve read the PATA optiarc equvalent may have issues with my JMicron controller.
EDIT: Maybe I’ll keep it & see how it compares, has anyone successfully ran this drive in AHCI mode in XP 32bit?
I did try & got an emulation error from seagate discwizard when trying to partition (although I could run IDE mode for partitioning & AHCI for loading XP I guess), but I have ram compatibility issues atm (amongst other things) so am waiting on new ram before I can try again.