I have recently been experiencing the oft-reported buffer problems with my 708a f/w 1.04. When I checked the IDE settings in windows (and plextools) the drive was reportedly running in ultra DMA mode 2. However, when I tried deleting the secondary controller and rebooting â€“ as suggested in the FAQs - I could burn a CD with no problems and windows again said the drive was running in ultra DMA mode 2. The problem is that when I restarted again and tried burning a disk I got the same buffer fluctuations as before
The various workarounds posted deal with changing the drive mode from PIO to DMA mode but as the drive is reportedly already in DMA mode these donâ€™t seem to offer a solution. Any thoughts?
p.s. motherboard is Asus A7V8X which is KT400 so I donâ€™t expect to see the problems seen with nforce2 boards and the problems have appeared without any hardware changes