hi sorry for the images, i thought it was big for forums. as you can see its my first post. please bare with me :)[/quote]No problem. It was only a hint, also I have problems with imageshack sometimes.
the drive is an IDE.
I know, I own the same here
It’s not a Sata driver issue, but an issue of this Jmicron controller.
also is this “TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT 043E02” a big deal?
This was clear indicator for me that there is a communication problem between the drive and the controller. And this is your main problem.
I’m also thinking of replacing this drive. if my calculations is right i think this drive is like 2+ years old.
would replacing it with a SATA drive be beneficial?
On modern Intel based systems, I clearly recommend Sata drives. But you need to connect the drive to the Intel “powered” connectors.
[QUOTE=rgorospe;2239798]-probably this is the solution you are talking about[I]
- Generic solution for controller related issues is to install a PCI controller card. For SATA drives, Silicon Image based cards (non-RAID) are often recommended.[/I][/QUOTE]For your 182D, installing the drive in an external enclosure (USB) is another option. That’s where my drive resides now.
But I was not thinking about an additional controller - this would be the solution for older Via Sata chipsets together with a Sata drive.
You can try different things to make your controller work with your drive:
[li]play with the settings of the Jmicron controller (some people even were lucky with Raid setting ) in Bios
[/li][li]try different drivers: either get latest drivers from Jmicron or uninstall them and try Windows built-in standard drivers.
[/li][/ul]Maybe there is a combination that works for you.
Although the drive supports only UDMA2, you may try an 80-conductor IDE cable. Or vice versa.