Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: DMA on cdrom




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    26

    Default

    Im running WindowsXP SP1 and i cant enable DMA on my burner and as a result my system chugs like no other. The option to enable it used to be in the cdrom properties tab in device managed but it isnt anymore... where can i turn it on ?
    <img src="http://www.picturehosting.net/image.php?user=Antereas?=Antereas-1034530776.jpg">

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    1,296

    Default

    Change it here:

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    26

    Default

    thanx for that, i looked there and it said DMA if available on the device 2 so i thought it was right in that bit but i also just remembered that my cdrom is the first device on ide1 (got RAID hdd)
    <img src="http://www.picturehosting.net/image.php?user=Antereas?=Antereas-1034530776.jpg">

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    1,296

    Default

    The primary channel has that setting as well. If optical drives are all that are on the standard ide channels, I would make the burner the master on the primary and the cdrom the master on the secondary channel. That makes for good burn speeds.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    It not only makes good burns but a lot of CDRW's demand to be the master to work at all as they need to control the IDE channel itself which they can't do in the slave position.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    3,141

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    a lot of CDRW's demand to be the master to work at all as they need to control the IDE channel itself which they can't do in the slave position.
    Damn, I wasn't aware of that. Guess i were just lucky then on the on the P4 when I mounted the dvd as master and the cdrw as slave, It worked fine.. I will keep it in mind for future systems though..

    :cheers:

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    caves of bedrock
    Posts
    3,129

    Default

    damn, i have CD-RW set as a slave too.
    i will change it the next time i open my box.
    Latest Microsoft Security Updates.
    Last Updated:
    10th MARCH


    If you are a security freak: Use Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (NT/2000/XP/2003)
    ======================
    icq : 203189004
    jabber : asklepios20@jabber.org
    =======================
    Linux user since: April 24, 2003 312478
    yabaa dabaa doo...
    Customized for 1024x768

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    315

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    It not only makes good burns but a lot of CDRW's demand to be the master to work at all as they need to control the IDE channel itself which they can't do in the slave position.
    Hey Wiggo, I've never heard of that. Is there an actual url that can be referenced for that info? Thanks.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Fincastle, IN, USA
    Posts
    3,776

    Default

    My mom bought a P4 1.8 with an Intel mobo with a lite-on burner slaved to a lite-on dvd-rom

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    21

    Default

    Don't mix and match optical drives and hard drives--that's really the only rule you have to remember.

    As long as the CD-RW doesn't suck completely, it doesn't matter whether it's a master or slave anymore... my DVD is master and CDRW is slave, and everything is peachy. But, it was also the other way around once, and it was peachy then too. I switched it just for the hell of it. ;)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •