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Thread: HELP with UDMA 6 running on PIO mode 4

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2002


    Can't figure out why my hd is running at PIO mode. Can anybody help?

    My rig:

    P4S8X P4 1.8a @ 2.4
    512 Kingston VR DDR333
    ATI AIW 7500
    3 Maxtor 60g ata133, OS on RAID0, the other 2 shown on picture attached is occupying primary ide as slaves.
    DVD, CDR, ZIP, floppy

    Thanks in advance.


  2. #2


    Did you check that the primary IDE channel in the device manager is set for DMA and not PIO? Sometimes windows likes to put it on PIO even though I have never expierienced this myself. But it does happen.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002


    I finally figured it out. It was my ata controller card that houses my zip drive. I transferred it over to the secondary ide and resolved the conflict.

    Thanks. Now I just need to figure out if there is a fix to my single drive onboard RAID 0 that only runs on 64 (that I'm unable to change).

  4. #4


    Glad to hear! I don't know anything about raid so your on your own there until someone else comes along.

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