Lh h10a only ata33?

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#1

my 4160 is ata66 but it shows my h10a is ata33
ata33 is master(h10a) and 4160 is slave.isn;'t ata33 too slow?i have been getting writing lead out errors(cannot write lead out on disc)
is my setup right?i have one ata100 hd on the main channel.
thanks all


#2

I don’t think the leadout issue is related to your setup, but you can try switching master to slave and vice versa, sometimes it helps.

Ultra ATA/33, or UDMA mode 2 transfer rate is 33.3 MB/s in theory, 23-26 MB/s in practice.

This is slightly faster than required for 16x burning [21.6 MB/s] and is sufficient for DVD burner interfaces.

Drive manufacturers like Ultra ATA/33 because it does not require 80-wire IDE cables and reduces the number of problems and returns.


#3

The 4163B, 4165B and 4167B were all UDMA2 (ATA33) drives. So it really isn’t any surprise if the H10A is a UDMA2 drive as well. The 4166B (and possibly the H20L) is a UDMA4 device, probably because of the use of a different chipset.

I am guessing problems with writing the lead out are probably related to the discs you used. What kind of discs were they?


#4

4165B and 4167B are also capable of UDMA 4 transfer mode after upgrading to buffalo firmware.


#5

Correct, but that is with third party firmware. I was referring to standard firmware so as not to confuse jukes.


#6

thanks guys,i just thought my 4160 old drive was ata66 so a new one should have been also.thought maybe problems with my burns.


#7

Nope, as agent009 pointed out ATA33 (UDMA2) should be sufficient for 16x burns.