My drive produces error in Ultra DMA mode 4, due to a firmware bug in many Pioneer drives, so I put it down to “Multi word” DMA 2.
How will this effect it’s preformance? I have a 16x speed DVD writer, so will it prevent me from reaching the high speeds?
Can someone please explain what PIO, DMA, “Multi word” and Ultra DMA are to me?
Should I be concerned that it doesn’t reach Ultra DMA modes? Will an update to my motherboard BIOS correct the situation?