[quote=drewp;2194620]SJ, can you control or set a specific dma level. In other words, if Ultra DMA Mode 5 is the highest level to set a drive or CD drive to, is there a way to hard wire your drives to that setting?
My CD drives are set to Multi-Word DMA Mode 2.
The multi-word part is not mentioned in your guide.[/quote]
AFAIK the drive itself has to support DMA 5 which will state that a 80 wire IDE cable is needed to achieve it but you can help the data transfer for DMA 2 by using an 80 wire IDE cable instead of a 40 wire IDE cable