This was mentioned on the tail-end of a thread in the NEC forum, but I didn't see it posted yet. To that end, I'm going to post the link and the changes. These look like they could be really useful:
Windows XP / 2K - IDE Driver
Release Date: March 31, 2004 International
File Size: 3.3 MB
This is a stand-alone beta package containing IDE drivers only. This package should be installed over an existing successful install of the Unified Driver Package (UDP) containing all nForce driver components.
This is a release package of nForce IDE drivers for 32-bit Windows 2000 and XP systems.
This package includes support for all nForce IDE features. This includes:
Parallel ATA controllers
Serial ATA controllers*
NVIDIA RAID functions*
Supported products for this package include:
nForce2 and nForce2 400
nForce2 Ultra and nForce2 Ultra 400
nForce2 400R* and nForce2 Ultra 400Gb*
nForce3 150 and nForce3 PRO 150
nForce3 250*, nForce3 250Gb* and nForce3 PRO 250*
The following Operating Systems are supported in this release:
There is no support for Windows XP 64-bit or Windows 2003 Server 64-bit systems in this package.
Windows 98SE and Windows ME systems must use the Microsoft in-the-box IDE driver.
IDE driver 4.12
NV RAID utilities 4.12
The items below are additions or modifications incorporated since driver version 3.66:
Improved handling of the following devices:
Sony 4821 CD-ROM
Justlink RW7200A CD-RW
Yamaha CRW2100E CR-RW
Lite-On 48X CR-ROM
Improved compatibility with 3rd-party drive management, CD ripping and recording software.
Automatic DMA-mode fall-back when data errors are present due to poor cabling
Full NVIDIA RAID functionality on supported platforms* * Serial ATA and NVIDIA RAID functions are supported on select NVIDIA products only. Products that support this technology are identified by the â€˜*â€™ on this web page.