How to configure SATA HDD ODD in BIOS

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#1

I have a PC with the following specs:

Core2Duo E4500
Intel 82945G
512MB
80GB (Seagate ST 380815)
DVD Writer (LG H60L)

I don’t get good transfer rates (barely 4x) when writing an ISO file to DVD-R. Could it be because the HDD and ODD are both on scsibus1.

Can a change in BIOS setting put the LG H60L on scsibus2?

C:\Portable\Cdrtfe ools\cdrtools\cdrecord dev=SPTI: -scanbus -v
scsidev: ‘SPTI:’
devname: ‘SPTI’
scsibus: -1 target: -1 lun: -1
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 2.01.01a36 (i586-pc-cygwin) Copyright © 1995-2007 Jörg Schilling
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
Using libscg version ‘schily-0.9’.
scsibus0:
0,0,0 0) *
0,1,0 1) *
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) HOST ADAPTOR
scsibus1:
1,0,0 100) ‘ST380815’ 'AS ’ ‘3.CH’ Disk
1,1,0 101) ‘HL-DT-ST’ 'DVD-RW GSA-H60L ’ ‘DC07’ Removable CD-ROM
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) HOST ADAPTOR
scsibus2:
2,0,0 200) *
2,1,0 201) *
2,2,0 202) *
2,3,0 203) *
2,4,0 204) *
2,5,0 205) *
2,6,0 206) *
2,7,0 207) HOST ADAPTOR


#2

This is the reason I am looking for an external writer:
LG 55N or Lite-On 20A3P or 20A4P?
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f34/lg-55n-lite-20a3p-20a4p-239447/


#3

You have no SCSI bus or contollers, but surely 2 PATA/SATA controllers.
If the mobo has ICH8 or ICH9 chipset, disable RAID for ODD and connect the HDD to the other controller.


#4

[I]amolpatil2k[/I], this is no rocket science… :flower:
And if you knew what that scsi scanner is telling you, you for sure shouldn’t have posted that log.

Think your mobo holds a [B]ICH7[/B] suthbridge and this chipset only has one sata “controller” as per definition, (feeding four connectors on mobo).
Visit Intel techical pages if you like to learn more about command descriptor block (CDB) routines and what they mean.

But to start with consult your mobos manual, navigate and learn about mobos bios and when you got settings in bios right (in ide compability mode, if possible at all) move the drive to another connector.

BTW, in the other thread you said your max prefered burn speed is 4x, why complaining… :bigsmile:


#5

[QUOTE=amolpatil2k;2003668]I have a PC with the following specs:

Core2Duo E4500
Intel 82945G
512MB
80GB (Seagate ST 380815)
DVD Writer (LG H60L)

I don’t get good transfer rates (barely 4x) when writing an ISO file to DVD-R. Could it be because the HDD and ODD are both on scsibus1.

Can a change in BIOS setting put the LG H60L on scsibus2?

C:\Portable\Cdrtfe ools\cdrtools\cdrecord dev=SPTI: -scanbus -v
scsidev: 'SPTI:'
devname: 'SPTI’
scsibus: -1 target: -1 lun: -1
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 2.01.01a36 (i586-pc-cygwin) Copyright © 1995-2007 Jörg Schilling
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
Using libscg version ‘schily-0.9’.
scsibus0:
0,0,0 0) *
0,1,0 1) *
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) HOST ADAPTOR
scsibus1:
1,0,0 100) ‘ST380815’ 'AS ’ ‘3.CH’ Disk
1,1,0 101) ‘HL-DT-ST’ 'DVD-RW GSA-H60L ’ ‘DC07’ Removable CD-ROM
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) HOST ADAPTOR
scsibus2:
2,0,0 200) *
2,1,0 201) *
2,2,0 202) *
2,3,0 203) *
2,4,0 204) *
2,5,0 205) *
2,6,0 206) *
2,7,0 207) HOST ADAPTOR[/QUOTE]

It looks like you had connected the SATA ODD to SATA2 (on your system’s motherboard) with your SATA HDD connected to SATA1. This can slow down the performance of both your HDD and ODD because the SATA bandwidth is shared between the two devices. It is recommended to connect the ODD to SATA3 instead of SATA2 on your motherboard; that way the ODD will be on its own channel.


#6

chef
pinto2
RJL65
Thanks for taking out some time for noobs like myself.
Sure appreciate the help. Actually my comp (COMPAQ SG3153IL)
is still under warranty so I cannot open the case to plug H60L
into SATA3. This is what the device manager is showing. Any
software / BIOS setting change that can help. In the worst case,
I’ll call in for help from the local Compaq dealer.



#7

First try getting updated mobo drivers from Compaq/HP.


#8

This is what I found at the HP site.

Compaq SG3153IL Specs
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01168341&cc=ca&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3559686&dlc=en&lang=en

Compaq SG3153IL Mainboard Specs
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01237572&cc=ca&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3559686&dlc=en&lang=en

I have this sinking feeling that the ECS Livermore8-GL6 board has only one SATA controller which is then shared by the HDD and ODD. Does this mean that nothing whatsoever can be done about the problem.



#9

Sorry to hear about that. :sad:

As long as you only have two sata headers/ connectors there isn’t much you can do. (By info in last post you also proved cdrtool was telling you rubbish.)
Yes, as already said above, there is only one sata controller on ICH7 southbridge.

Bios settings on HP, CompaQ and IBM computer are from my experience very sparse, kindly said. Not much you can change or improve there. Sorry.
Just make sure sata bus is running in “compatibility” (or IDE) mode, this ofcourse if this setting can be changed in bios at all. :wink:


#10

pinto2, thanks for your concern. I have since gone ahead and got a SONY DRU 190A (Rs1500/$35). I’ll connect it via the IDE2USB cable and let you know what happened. You are right about the hand-holding branded computers are famous for. I have a ECS 915-PLA2 board

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?DetailID=533&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=44&LanID=0

I have not assembled it because the DDR prices have gone up while those of DDR2 have come down.

BTW, doesn’t cdrtools in fact show the SATA faux pas in my setup. I currenty use ImgBurn and DeepBurner. The latter allows a buffer of only 32MB. ImgBurn seems to have its own speed adjustment technology. I am not comfortable about installed the Nero & which came with the SONY drive.


#11

The Sony DRU 190A is refusing to write any ISO. Sure, it can write a compilation but I like to create an ISO and then burn it. How is this possible. The firmware is 1.63. When I try to burn an ISO, it gets stuck at lead-in and hangs the PC.

Earlier I thought that it is a problem with ImgBurn so I went through with the installation of Nero 7 Essentials that I was trying to avoid. But Nero too gave the same result. First I wasted a couple of DVD-Rs then I used simulation and got the same behavior including the PC hanging up on me.

Another problem is that it won’t let you scan for disc quality. The pop-up alert says “Error Initializing something”.


#12

Post a logfile here.