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Old 05-07-2005, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DMA thingy

my DMA rate has gone down when i change my IDE cable
it was from DMA mode 5 to DMA mode 2
wats happening?
if u r good at front panel thingy
plz help me with this one

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Old 05-07-2005, 07:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Okay DMA mode is your transfer speed, DMA 5 is ATA-100 and requires an 80 pin cable

If you are using 40 pin cables, it should go down to DMA 2 or 3 (forgot which one). This is due to it sensing more crosstalk on older 40 pin cables.
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