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Faust
9th June 1999, 13:14
Greetings.

I recently picked up the Maxtro DiamondMax 5120 20 GB 7200RPM hard drive. Running HDTach, I get results much lower than the DiamondMax 2500+ that serves as my main drive. It seems that DMA mode is active for the 20 Gig drive.

Now, I *believe* the problem is due to my IDE cable. On my 2500+ drive, I have an Ultracable on the 1st IDE connector. I'm ordering another Ultracable for the 20 Gig drive (on the 2nd IDE channel) but I wanted to be sure that I'm not overlooking another solution. Any ideas?

DrFaust

Jammrock
9th June 1999, 23:47
Put the second hard drive on the primary IDE chain. Eventhough you will have 2 devices on the chain, there will not be a noticable slowdown in data transfer rate and you'll be able to run it on a known good UDMA cable.

Jammrock