Anyone know when VIA or Promise are going to update the bios on their SATA controllers to allow for SATA dvd burner support?
I just bought a Plextor 716SA while unaware of the compatability issues and now I’m stuck with a drive that can only do PIO mode…it’s a big hunk of useless plastic in my computer until the compatability issues are resolved. I know this is the best burner on the market today…but I can’t use it!
I’ve upgraded my bios, all my drivers, firmware on the drive, done everything and to my knowledge neither VIA or Promise have it listed anywhere as a known issue. As far as I know it’s been like this for more than a year now?
On my VIA 8237 (Asus K8V Deluxe) the drive shows up and it works but I can’t even burn anything without high chance of failure because of PIO mode. When I plug it into the promise 378 it won’t even recognize it! If SATA is the future, then why aren’t these companies doing anything to resolve issues? I heard the same thing exists with the older 712SA drive and that one was released a long time ago.
Anyone know of any beta drivers or bios revision that fix this?