Perhaps someone can help me out here. I bought a DRW-1608P and it came to me with no software. I didn’t think it would be a problem with Windows XP, so I installed it and let Windows set it up. Things seemed to work just great until I had some issues with ripping CD’s.
I was having click issues when ripping and was told to check that the Drive was in DMA mode. I went into device manager and looked and sure enough it wasn’t, it was set to “DMA if available” with the current mode set to “PIO Mode”. There was no way to force it into DMA.
I then looked to see what driver was being used for the drive itself and found it to be an Adaptec driver provided by Microsoft. I wanted to use the Asus driver so I went on their site to find it but only could find a firmware updater which would update me to 1.57. I decided to update the firmware but when I ran the program I got an error : “Available target is not found”. I decided to give up on upgrading the firmware and to look instead for a driver that would allow the DMA to work. OF course I’ve had no luck.
Does anyone have any idea how I can get this drive to work with DMA? All I want is to rip CD’s with no clicks.