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[SOLVED] No DMA for Hard Drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pfoerste, Nov 27, 2001.

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  1. pfoerste

    pfoerste Thread Starter

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    I just noticed that in the properties settings for my 2 hard drives there is no DMA setting and both have Sync data Transfer ticked.

    Could this be because they are on IDE 3 & 4 controled by the HPT370 IDE controller?

    What is Sync data Transfer?

    Thanks!
     
  2. brianF

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    The no dma is normal when running drives off a controller.

    The sync data transfers increases data transfer speed, sorry can't give a better definition for it. Generally the drives will run asyncronous, which is slower
     
  3. pfoerste

    pfoerste Thread Starter

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    Thanks BrianF, That's a good enough explination. It made me realize that this Abit MOBO has a built in, add on card. I kept calling it a second BIOS.
    Also things are normal.

    Thanks again!
     
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