HDD faster without drivers???

HDD faster without drivers???


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Posted by lexx_0 on May 13, 2001 at 11:48:40:

I'm running a Quantum ATA66 on a BE6 mobo and I've found (during a recent rebuild) that removing the highpoint SCSI/ATA66 drivers I get between 40 and 53 mb/sec even though my performance dialog box is telling me "Compatibility mode paging reduces overall performance" and "Drive C: is using MS-DOS compatibility mode file system."
But when I use the drivers recommended by Abit all I get is 12 mb/sec and I get an optimal performance report.

Whats going on? Anyone got any ideas how I can get around this? Are there any generic SCSI/ATA66 drivers I can use instead?

Machine built personally.

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Celeron 400
Abit BE6 with Highpoint
ATA66 Bios & Drivers
Quantum KA 7200 13.6Gig
IBM 20GIG 7200
128MB 100mhz
128MB 133mhz
Matrox G400 DH
SB Live! Value
Matrox Rainbow Runner
Windows 98



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