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.
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:
- play with the settings of the Jmicron controller (some people even were lucky with Raid setting :eek: ) in Bios
- try different drivers: either get latest drivers from Jmicron or uninstall them and try Windows built-in standard drivers.
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.