I have done a benchmark on my system recently, my master drive with windows xp on it is a Maxtor 200GB Sata2 drive, the hard drive benchmark results showed the following
Sata2 200gb maxtor 11.39MB/s
300GB Maxtor IDE Drive 14.09 MB/s
my 300GB Maxtor IDE is reporting to be much faster than my sata2 drive and i`m unsure why, i have the motherboard Asus 8AN-SLI with latest drivers....
question - is my sata 2 drive running at it`s optimal speed? i noticed a jumper on the drive which i have removed when i bought the drive which apparently caps the drive at sata 1 specs,