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SATA is running as ATA !!!???!!!

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I have got a 300 GB Western Digital Caviar SATA I HDD but it does not appear to be running in SATA. In programs like sandra it says my drive is running in ATA. I have looked in the device manager but cant see a SATA controller only IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Is this just how it is or is something wrong?

Also when i run benchmarks like ATTO32 and HD Tach they give average read speeds of around 50 Mb/s and a burst length of 114 Mb/s

Thanks for help in advance, Rep up waiting!!!
    
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i think your drive is running in an emulated mode....... maybe there is an option in the bios to change it.........
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Without looking at my own BIOS, I believe the SATA functions as ATA. You only realize it is SATA when you have RAID setup... a SATA-RAID controller.
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Did you install SATA drivers? If they're required, that is.
    
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Ive bought this computer not built it so all the drivers are allready installed(Should be). Came with no disks, everything is on a 5Gb partition on the HDD.
To be honest buying this crap is the worst thing i did i will stick to building them in future! Its actually for my daughter but it out performs my athlon 64 build so im using it until core 2 build complete!

Current transfer mode on device manager > Primary IDE Channel is Ultra DMA mode 5, If that helps.
    
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IDE/ATA is just the interface. You should only be really concerned if it shows PATA. Serial is a type of ATA. IDE is an interface for mass-storage drives... including SATA.
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