Poor performance with Hitachi HDD

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Mekanic

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Hello,

I can't get DMA mode enabled on my slave drive. It's a Hitachi Deskstar 120GB IC35L120AVV207. It is connected with a 80 pin cable along with a Western Digital 80GB master HDD. The WD drive is DMA enabled no problem but the Hitachi is stuck in PIO mode.




I ran the HDTach test and the results sucked :(

HDTach results

Is there something I'm missing somewhere?

System specs:

P4 2.53GHz 533FSB
Asus P4T533-C
512MB Samsung PC800 RDRAM
Gainward GF4 Ti4600 Ultra/750XP GS
80GB WD HDD - master
120GB Hitachi HDD - slave
Verbatim 40x12x48 CD-RW
Sony DVD+RW DRU-120A
Hercules Game TheaterXP sound card
Antec TrueControl 550watt ps
WinXP Pro w/SP2
DX9c

Any help/advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
 

Triple6

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Make sure the drives are jumpered correctly. One as master and the other as Slave OR try Cable Select on both drives OR set the WD to the "Master with Slave" jumper setting. Check the BIOS settings to make sure the drive is detected and DMA is enabled there.

Then there's these steps to follow: http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6645

You should also install the latest Intel Chipset INF and Application Accelerator for best performance: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr...SFullName=Windows*+XP+Professional&submit=Go!

Once you install the Application Accelerator you can check drive settings with it, it'll be under your Programs in the Styart Menu.
 

Mekanic

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Thanks, that did it!

The application accelerator fixed the problem. I am forever in your debt :)

If you ever have a problem with an industrial diesel engine I'm your man :D
 
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