Problem with second harddrive

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#1

Hi, I have a problem enabeling dma on my second harddrive it is a seagate 80gb barracuda, I checked device manager and it says dma if available but pio is listed , both harddrives are cable select and on the primary ide, model no. is st380011a, windows xp home edition, thankyou.


#2

the problem might be with cable select - just change the pins so that one is master and one slave


#3

my dvdrom and my burner are cable select and both have dma enabeled, would it be the same for my harddrives.


#4

Yes, no, maybe.

Why not set your primary HD as master, and your secondary as slave.
Also, occasionally the length of the IDE cable is a problem for non-standard lengths.

Are the plugs in snuggly?
Might check that.


#5

thanks , i will try it.


#6

Try this utility…
follow the instructions on the site
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R53986&formatcnt=1&libid=0&fileid=63977