as the title asks how do you check what DMA mose your burner is on? and all that other stuff you have to check to get your drive faster?
Do some SEARCH.
Do some MANNER.
Ah my DVD burner is:
Ultra DMA 4 - Ultra 66
Is that right?
yep, that's fine
Good stuff, thanks all.
Mine is stuck in pio. I have checked the DMA box but it stays in pio. Does this pig demand to be the master?
No the pig is XP, delete the IDE channel and reboot, hopefully it will get reinstalled with the correct DMA speed :rolleyes:
Tried that and had to make it master. OK! Now it won't flash with official FW 1.50. I get a remove disk or install disk command. Very strange. the Pio is UMDA4 and the 3530 is mode 2. Boy my 3530 slowed way down as slave. It doesn't like being a slave.LOL
mine's at dma mode 2
is that right?
109 should be UDMA mode 4 / ATA66, but for this you need to use an 80 Wire cable and have a capable motherboard
EL! I think mode 2 is right for the 3530. umda is for the 109
AFAIK, there are only a few drives with UDMA4 Host Interface yet, eg. Plex 716 and Pio 109/XL.
It sounds like your motherboard is "the pig" and doesn't like your opticals on slave.BIOS flash time ?
My Intel MOBO will only do UMDA4 drives on the master. Only One IDE channel. I have zeee current BIOS. No settings in the bios to adjust this. Lots of SATA channels! Oh well! Time for a PCI EXPRESS IDE card or SATA to IDE adapter.Looks like the 109 is all or nothing/UMDA4 or PIO mode.