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IDE/ATA connection speed

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Ja Ja

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My mobo says it does ATA100/133 etc.

How do I check/find out what bus speed it is running at?

I just want to know its running at the faster 133 incase its dawdling at 100 and I need to change a setting to get 133. eg if an auto setting has preferred 100.

Also it would help me check any chnages I may make in the future. I have a DVDrom on the same cable as the slave. So wondered if this might down grade the bus speed setting.

HD is set to DMA 6 and DVD to DMA 2 if this is significant

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The figures are theoretical maximums and most drives that use this connector struggle to get anywhere near 100Mb/s in normal circumstances.
The presence of your DVD-ROM on the same cable makes no difference to the speed of the drive.
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Also will depend on if your HD is ultra 100 or 133.
The mobo will do either so the HD determines the speed from there.
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