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SATA setting help

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Hi,

 

Built my new rig, everthing ok except very slow/poor disk reading problem.

 

Takes ages to load a game etc.

 

Both the HD & DVD rom drive are now sata connected.

 

The motherboard bios says they are both master on the different sata ports, is this correct?

 

The old IDE required master & or slave drive to work correctly.

 

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

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Have you installed the storage drivers for your motherboard chipset? Look in the chipset manufacturer's website for the latest version, as the version on the motherboard's CD/website usually isn't the latest.

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You don't have master/slave with SATA, everything gets its own dedicated channel.

 

Don't worry about how windows displays things :)

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You don't have master/slave with SATA, everything gets its own dedicated channel.

 

Don't worry about how windows displays things :)

 

Cheers for the info,

 

All the chipset drivers are up to date & or graphics drivers.

 

Getting arounf 13.67MB/s read on a DVD this morning, does this sound about correct?

 

Thanks

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That's about 10x speed then I guess?

 

Doesn't sound like you have anything to worry about.

 

 

Added my old benq IDE drive to the rig & guess what, it reads & burns quicker than the new drive on the sata port!!

 

The Benq is 4 years old!

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Burning at 10x is a different problem.

 

Lots of drives read at different speeds depending on the media you're using - so it's unfair to blame that on the port in use.

 

A 16x burn should reach (at best) 16x no matter which controller it's connected to (usb and firewire being the exception).

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