how to enable NCQ?

Glenn Dawson glenn at
Thu Dec 1 02:58:29 GMT 2005

At 05:32 PM 11/30/2005, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>my drive does have this, i selected it while buying.
>at least it's supposed to have? is something that must be done to 
>enable NCQ, or this is not NCQ-capable drive? (i was cheated)

According to the western digital web site, the model you have does 
not support NCQ.


>Protocol              Serial ATA v1.0
>Serial ATA II
>device model          WDC WD1600JS-60MHB1
>serial number         WD-WCANM1342924
>firmware revision     10.02E02
>cylinders             16383
>heads                 16
>sectors/track         63
>lba supported         268435455 sectors
>lba48 supported       312581808 sectors
>dma supported
>overlap not supported
>Feature                      Support  Enable    Value           Vendor
>write cache                    yes      yes
>read ahead                     yes      yes
>Native Command Queuing (NCQ)   no       -       0/0x00
>Tagged Command Queuing (TCQ)   no       no      0/0x00
>SMART                          yes      yes
>microcode download             yes      yes
>security                       no       no
>power management               yes      yes
>advanced power management      no       no      0/0x00
>automatic acoustic management  no       no      0/0x00  0/0x00
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