ASUS Bios question
I have a ASUS A7V266-E Motherboard
I had asked the question before if there was a way to stop my bios searching for Raid/Promise drives as it wasted about 12 seconds at boot up time (I don't use this feature)
No one replied but while in my bios setup the other day i noticed something which ithought was worth a try, there was an option to disable "Load onboard ATA BIOS". I disabled it and hey presto it now no longer looks for ata100 devices at boot up.
My main question now is have i disabled ata100 on my standard IDE drives also?
It's difficult to tell and i'm not sure if there's a way to tell if your hard drive is running at full speed so to speak.
Anyone know if i did good or cocked up?
I believe you've successfully disabled the o/b RAID controller and not the o/b IDE, otherwise you couldn't boot your harddisks
And it's easy to see what ATA/UDMA mode your harddisks use : after post screen before OS loading look for ATA-100 or ATA 5 or UDMA 100 near the HDD.
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