Dell Dimension 9200 w/ Core 2 Duo 1.8's
Windows XP SP2 Pro
Built in SATA controllers no IDE whatsoever.
I installed a Promise 133TX2 IDE controller.
My main HD is under the 1st SATA built in port.
My 2nd HD is Primary/Master on the installed IDE controller card. My Nec 3520 dvd burner is on the Primary/Slave.
Cannot burn (using any burner program) at speeds higher than 1.8x (using 16x media and 16x dvdr drive)
Normally I figure this is a windows xp issue where the DMA is defaulting to PIO mode... however... when I go to change to DMA... there is no option to do that when all of my controllers (both the SATA and the IDE) are under SCSI Devices in Windows<Control Panel<Systems<Device Manager
Things I've tried:
1. Removed/Deleted the drivers and reinstalled the drivers to the controller card
2. Changed the drive configurations around
3. Tried different burnign software... deleted and reinstalled burning softwares
4. updated the firmware to the drive (Nec 3520)
I still think its a DMA issue... but I don't know of any other ways to force windows to do DMA/UDMA on all drives.
Please help me because it is quite frusterating to burn full dvd's in 28-35 minutes. Thanks in advance!