ATA100 - how to check if it's working
Posted on 2001-08-07
I'm building a new machine using an ASUS A7M266 M/B, an AMD Athlon 1.4GHz and two "Maxtor Diamond Max VL 40 Ultra DMA 100" 30 Gb drives (precise model number is 33073H3). I've got as far as installing WIN2000 Pro and it all seems to be working fine.
I want to know that UDMA 100 is working (so that I get the best from the drives).
The BIOS reports that PIO mode = 4 and ULTRA DMA Mode = 5 (which I guess means the BIOS thinks that the drives are running at top speed).
I haven't loaded any drivers from the ASUS CD for the hard drive controller.
How can I tell from within WIN2K if UDMA100 is actually working (and do I need to install special drivers to make it work)?
I hope that makes sense and someone can help.