ATA troubles

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Mon Jul 25 06:33:16 UTC 2011

On 07/25/11 02:45, Jerome Herman wrote:

>> At the beginning of June, I installed two WD 1TB Caviar Green SATA
> Just a shot in the dark : are your drives of the "green" kind ? Such as
> Western Digital Caviar Green ?

I disabled the idle timer though.

> Also since they are ATA drives make sure you are using 80pins ribbons
> and that DMA is properly activated in BIOS.

They are SATA drives.

> You can also try to reduce DMA level, it must be on UDMA5 by default,
> try using UDMA 4 (aka UDMA/66) or UDMA 3.

Does this apply to SATA?
How would I do that?

  bye & Thanks

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