How do u check what DMA mode your Burner is on?

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#1

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?


#2

Do some SEARCH.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx


#3

Do some MANNER.

http://bjelke.qldaus.com/Screenies/DevMan.jpg


#4

Ah my DVD burner is:

Ultra DMA 4 - Ultra 66

Is that right?


#5

yep, that’s fine :slight_smile:


#6

Good stuff, thanks all.


#7

Mine is stuck in pio. I have checked the DMA box but it stays in pio. Does this pig demand to be the master?


#8

Mine is stuck in pio. I have checked the DMA box but it stays in pio. Does this pig demand to be the master?


#9

No the pig is XP, delete the IDE channel and reboot, hopefully it will get reinstalled with the correct DMA speed :rolleyes:


#10

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


#11

mine’s at dma mode 2

is that right?


#12

109 should be UDMA mode 4 / ATA66, but for this you need to use an 80 Wire cable and have a capable motherboard


#13

EL! I think mode 2 is right for the 3530. umda is for the 109


#14

AFAIK, there are only a few drives with UDMA4 Host Interface yet, eg. Plex 716 and Pio 109/XL.


#15

It sounds like your motherboard is “the pig” and doesn’t like your opticals on slave.
BIOS flash time ?


#16

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.