I just bought this NEC drive and I am having the following problems:
The drive is making a “ticking” noise (3-4 times) when it is accessed on booting and when it is accessed from inside the windows xp while multitasking. Is it a defective drive?
I have a CDRW on the Secondary master (IDE) and I put this NEC on the Secondary Slave. In this specification CD had DMA on but NEC had DMA off. When I reversed the drives then NEC had DMA on and CDRW had DMA off (I found out from Nero infoTool). In the booting section, however, the screen posted by BIOS says that both drives are UDMA 2. (I have an ASUS P4PE mobo).
Another problem is that when I am going to device manager there is no Settings Tab under any drive or IDE/ATA/ATAPI controllers. Therefore I cannot find anywhere a checkbox for DMA.
I tried to write on NEWEGG DVD-R which are actually Ritek G04 and all DVD’s were full of errors (checked that with DVDinfopro).
Could anybody help me with anyone of my problems?