Finally stopped shuffling my drives around for the moment and I checked the details for my new Optiarc AD-7260s.
My SATA controller properties is listing the drive as “Ultra DMA mode 5”.
This isn’t a limitation of my motherboard since my HDD is listed as UDMA Mode 6.
IIRC, mode 5 is 100mb/s. Is this normal for this drive (I can’t find detailed specs one way or the other).
Did I go out of my way to make sure I didn’t buy an older IDE drive only to have sub-optimal IDE speeds?
Suggestions? Help? Anything???