MultiWord DMA 2 :( WHy did my NEC revert to this DMA mode?

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#1

first of all my NEC 2500A was burning 4x Riteks @ 2.4 speed.
and should have been doing 4x

so i started looking about and found out that my DMA on this drive reverted to MultiWord DMA 2

instead of ULTRA DMA 2

im wondering why this happened ???

anyone know why ? :eek:


#2

Could be

a) bad IDE cable

b) DMA disabled

c) non DMA capable device on same channel e.g. Zip drive

The Multiword DMA might explain the 2.4x burn. What is the media code for the discs?


#3

Originally posted by blinky
[B]Could be

a) bad IDE cable

b) DMA disabled

c) non DMA capable device on same channel e.g. Zip drive

The Multiword DMA might explain the 2.4x burn. What is the media code for the discs? [/B]

everything is fine again :slight_smile: i panic`ed .

all i did was change the setting manualy and rebooted unticked let bios pick settings and what do ya know :slight_smile: everything is working again :slight_smile:

ultradma 2 enabled and im burning my datasafe go4 ritek 4x`s at 4x again instead of 2.4x :smiley: