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post #1 of 5
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So I just spent 40 minutes installing C&C 3 Tiberium wars Kane edition

I say new...but I've had this drive for 3 months maybe, and it's been slow the whole time, occasionally going very fast as I can hear it speeding up

It seems to prefer 'quiet mode' spinning slowly rather than spinning at its maximum speed.

DMA mode is enabled and it is a SATA drive, what should I do?
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post #2 of 5
Unplug the sata power cable and replug it. Delete the driver and let windows find it again. If those two don't work, I have no idea.
    
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post #3 of 5
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Thanks, I just tried that and unfortunately still slow.

Just installed Call of duty the first one and it was fast and I could hear it spinning fast.
Then I installed Warhammer Online and guild wars nightfall both were slow and the Drive was inaudible during installation of those two games.



The drive was £11 off ebay or $15 brand new, not sure if anything is wrong with it, just seems to prefer spinning slow than fast.

Maybe there is a way to force it to spin at maximum?
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Could be AHCI vs IDE mode. Some burners hate one or the other.

What are you set to in the BIOS? Have you tried the other mode?
     
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post #5 of 5
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I'm set on AHCI right now, I'll try IDE

It says:

Configure SATA as:
Enhanced IDE
RAID
AHCI

I also have a jmicron controller for sata/epata or something, and I tried setting that to AHCI and IDE but it didn't detect my DVD drive, it used to detect my old DVD drive using an IDE cable. hmm
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