How to make sure if I'm running SATAII?
Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums |

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: How to make sure if I'm running SATAII?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    250

    How to make sure if I'm running SATAII?

    I think both my motherboard and Hard disk drive support SATAII. But Intel Active Monitor reports the max UDMA transfer mode as UDMA-7 and active transfer mode as UDMA-5. Everest Home reports the max UDMA transfer mode as UDMA-6 and active transfer mode as UDMA-5.

    I did some googling and found this:
    Senator wrote:
    I have two WD HDs that are SATAII w/16MB Cache.

    However, Intel desktop Utilities Version 2.1 Light is saying
    Max transfer mode = UDMA 6(ATA/133)
    Active Transfer Mode = UDMA 5 (ATA/100)

    They don't seem to be transferring as fast as possible.

    What do I need to do to optimize these drives? Thanks!
    You don't have to do anything. They are already either transferring at 150MB/s if you have them set to run on a SATA1 bus, or at 300MB/s if it's running on a SATA2 bus... the BIOS and all programs that report these specs just read the active transfer mode as UDMA 5 instead of (what should technically be) UDMA 8 (UDMA 7 being the SATA1 spec of 150MB/s and UDMA 8 being the SATA2 spec of 300MB/s). This is perfectly normal, you do not have to do anything.
    http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardw...ict185797.html
    But is there a way to make sure whether Iím running UDMA-7/8 or UDMA-5?
    If Iím actually running UDMA-5 how can I change it to UDMA-7/8?
    Main Rig: Intel Pentium D820, Intel DG965RY, Kingston 1.5GB DDR2 @667, Sapphire X850XT 558/600, Samsung 80GB SATAII, ASUS 18X DVD-RW LightScribe SATA, 19" ViewSonic LCD, Wi-Fi

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    27,205
    According to Intel,
    The G965 Express Chipset supports SATA II.

    Take a look in Device Manager.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    Posts
    8,068
    It's useful to keep in mind that big numbers are often there for sales purposes. In the IDE era, boards and hdd were listing ATA100 when the actual transfer rates were only ATA66, if they even achieved that.

    It's a male thing, this measuring...................

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    250
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinma
    Take a look in Device Manager.
    I did. it also reports the active transfer mode as UDMA-5.

    Quote Originally Posted by Danceman
    It's a male thing, this measuring...................
    male thing? I didnt get that..
    Main Rig: Intel Pentium D820, Intel DG965RY, Kingston 1.5GB DDR2 @667, Sapphire X850XT 558/600, Samsung 80GB SATAII, ASUS 18X DVD-RW LightScribe SATA, 19" ViewSonic LCD, Wi-Fi

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    Posts
    8,068
    Quote Originally Posted by Wreckles
    male thing? I didnt get that..
    It was a joke. "Mine's bigger than yours."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    Augusta, Georgia, USA
    Posts
    3,921
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceMan
    It's a male thing, this measuring...................
    Yeah...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    250
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceMan
    It was a joke. "Mine's bigger than yours."
    lol got it..

    But Im still unsure about the actual speed. Is there a way to measure harddisk read/write speed?
    Main Rig: Intel Pentium D820, Intel DG965RY, Kingston 1.5GB DDR2 @667, Sapphire X850XT 558/600, Samsung 80GB SATAII, ASUS 18X DVD-RW LightScribe SATA, 19" ViewSonic LCD, Wi-Fi

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma, USA
    Posts
    1,253
    Perhaps reviews? Just google the model number and pop the little review word after it and you'll probably get some results.
    Intel 2500k @ 4.5 GHz | Sapphire 6870 1GB | 8GB DDR31600 | Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 | 640 GB WD Caviar Black | 500GB WD something | ASUS Xonar DS | Logitech Z-5300e | Logitech G500 | Das Keyboard Cherry MX Brown | Dell S2740L

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Arkham Asylum, Cell 13
    Posts
    3,372

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    250
    Ok I ran all the tests. Unfortunately toms hardware does not list benchmarks anything similar to my HDD.
    These are the results I got:
    Main Rig: Intel Pentium D820, Intel DG965RY, Kingston 1.5GB DDR2 @667, Sapphire X850XT 558/600, Samsung 80GB SATAII, ASUS 18X DVD-RW LightScribe SATA, 19" ViewSonic LCD, Wi-Fi

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •