I just got my new maxtor hdd. Its seems to be running in ATA 66 mode (according to diagnostics), which is a tad slow, as with the mobo is should be at ATA/ 100. I have windows xp. Downloading intel applicaton accelerator causes it to work at ATA 100 (udma 5) but the pc repeatedly jams and acts unstable. The cable is definately ata 100, and the slave drive is working fine at that speed. Does anyone know how to solve this?
okay, i'll try it. Wonder why the intel accelerator drivers will not work stabily though (pc jams every time you defrag, and generally acts weird) as they were among the drivers supplied with the mobo.