Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Get High Performance Hard Drive on WIndows XP

How to optimize the performance of your IDE hard disk, the following will explain some steps to speed up your IDE hard drive

  1. Go to "Start", right-click "My Computer" and select "Properties".
  2. Click tab "Hardware", then click the "Device Manager".
  3. Double-click on the description "IDE-ATA/ATAPI controllers", then double-click on "Primary IDE Channel". Next click the tab "Advanced Settings". In the column "Actually transfermode" transfer mode is being used today.
  4. If there are listed "PIO" instead of "Ultra DMA" as the transfer mode, the drives would be slow. This could mean that the drives run with the wrong mode. Because Windows XP that controls and activates the transfer mode automatically, it is still connected to the hard disk drives fast is slow and that it is located in one IDE cable.
note: plug your slow hard drive to a IDE cable second.