Why's my Maxtor 40 ATA66 7200 slow?
I've traded up from my CUSL2 to go for a A7A266 with Athlon 1.333GHz.
Along the way my Maxtor 40G ATA66 7200 RPM drive slowed to a crawl. Not sure if it was damaged in the transfer but the Max Diagnostic says its fine. I've tried other drives and they seem fine.
I benchmarked the HD at 3.25Mb/s in Win98se as the drive is using a ATA100 cable and Master alone on the IDE 0 channel.
4 hours later...
ok, almost solved problem.
1) Installed Win2000 from scratch and applies all service packs and updates.
2) Test speed .... Hey 16Mb/s, thats more like it!
3) Installed Ali UltraDMa drivers etc and enabled. I did this hoping the FASTEST AMD chip available would provide for 0 dropped frames when capturing video, (still dropping).
Maxtor now has transfer rate of 1.25Mb/s.
Win 2000 & Win 98SE
A7A266 Asus Motherboard
1.333 Athlon & 512M DDR ram
40G Maxtor ATA66 7200 RPM HD
Matrox Marvel G400
Dlink 530TX+ NIC
Do you have DMA enabled in device mangler?
This is probably unlikely but it's worth mentioning anyway....
Have you checked your BIOS to make sure that your hard drive interface isn't set to use PIO modes?
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