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I read somewhere that Windows XP (not sure about other OSes) reverts the HDD into PIO mode when there is something wrong with the HDD, an possibly about to die.

I can set it to UDMA 5, but after a few days of use, it will go back to PIO mode.

HD Tune Pro reports no problems with the HDD... so what gives?
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Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500gb 16MB Cache SATA II SATA LG DVD burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer LCD 17" 1280x1024 
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Corsair TX650 Modded regular case X7 X-760H 2000 DPI N@NO 
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