Having just completed my current build, I was excited to get it up and running, and although it does, I still have this one problem plaguing me.
My NEC ND-3520a, working fine for about 7 months or so now, is giving my a lot of problems in this current config. My slave drive on the secondary channel works fine in UDMA, but my DVD burner only seems to read DVD’s in PIO mode.
First off, my setup:
AMD Athlon 3500+
Asus A8N-SLI Premium
2gb Corsair pc3200
500w Antec PSU
Some DVD/CD-RW Combo drive [Slave]
1 80gig Maxtor hdd [Master], 1 30gig WD hdd [Slave]
All drives are connected via IDE
Things I have tried:
-Formatting, Reinstalling Windows XP Pro
-Uninstalling the secondary IDE channel in Device Manager
-Playing with the NF4 drivers, using Nvidia’s own IDE drivers, and also using Microsoft’s
-Flashing my ND-3520a to an ND-3520aw [Newest Firmware]
The drive works fine, both before and after firmware upgrade, but only in PIO mode. I can force it into UDMA, but only after I uninstalled the secondary channel, and then it wouldn’t read DVD’s - just CD’s. The motherboard has the newest BIOS version.
If someone could possibly help get me rolling, I would greatly appreciate it.