XP setting laptop drive to UDMA-2, should be UDMA-5 -- ide..

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I put a new drive (Hitachi 7K60) in my Thinkpad A31's Ultrabay,
and noticed that Windows XP has set it to Ultra DMA Mode 2, whereas
the same model drive, in the main drive, is set to UDMA Mode 5.

Does anyone know how I can force XP to use UDMA Mode 5 on the second
drive? Or is there something about my laptop setup that requires
it be at UDMA Mode 2?

When I first installed it, I was getting errors on the drive, but I think
they were due to formatting and partition table problems, not the drive
itself.

I haven't jumpered the drives, so they are both set to "master".
Supposedly, the second drive is "Secondary Master", so that ought
to be okay. XP itself calls it the Secondary Master. However,
the BIOS thinks it's Primary Slave; anyone know of why this
discrepancy might exist?

I suppose I should just run a drive fitness test on it from DOS.

For Thinkpad people out there, does anyone know if the drive in
the Ultrabay is always going to be run at ATA-33 as opposed
to ATA-100 in the primary location?

I need to put back my older drive in the Ultrabay and see if the
same thing is occurring, or if ZipZoomFly sold me a defective drive.

- Tim
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If its an intel based board,go to thier site,downloads,chipsets,locate
application
accelerator,with this you can adjust as wanted,chk to make sure its
compatable
with the board.You can also adjust the modes in the BIOS.

"Spammay Blockay" wrote:

>
> I put a new drive (Hitachi 7K60) in my Thinkpad A31's Ultrabay,
> and noticed that Windows XP has set it to Ultra DMA Mode 2, whereas
> the same model drive, in the main drive, is set to UDMA Mode 5.
>
> Does anyone know how I can force XP to use UDMA Mode 5 on the second
> drive? Or is there something about my laptop setup that requires
> it be at UDMA Mode 2?
>
> When I first installed it, I was getting errors on the drive, but I think
> they were due to formatting and partition table problems, not the drive
> itself.
>
> I haven't jumpered the drives, so they are both set to "master".
> Supposedly, the second drive is "Secondary Master", so that ought
> to be okay. XP itself calls it the Secondary Master. However,
> the BIOS thinks it's Primary Slave; anyone know of why this
> discrepancy might exist?
>
> I suppose I should just run a drive fitness test on it from DOS.
>
> For Thinkpad people out there, does anyone know if the drive in
> the Ultrabay is always going to be run at ATA-33 as opposed
> to ATA-100 in the primary location?
>
> I need to put back my older drive in the Ultrabay and see if the
> same thing is occurring, or if ZipZoomFly sold me a defective drive.
>
> - Tim
> --
>
>