I've just set up my first (Asus CUSL2) Intel 815 board and am very happy with it, however, I have'nt used the Intel ata100 yet (am running 66 w/IBM ATA100) because all the forums i've visited have reported problems and I've got too much work to do in the next few weeks to risk $"%^&£! my system. Does anyone here have anything to report on the subject?
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I have the same MotherBoard and I can not say I have any problems, but I have a complete from scratch installation with a Maxtor ATA-100 30gig 7200rpm. The details from controll panel says
Intel 82801BA Ultra Storage Controller 2443, Intel 4-14-2000
I built a system for my partner using the A7V CUSL2 and installed a ATA/100 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 45 HD without any problems. I used WinMe which already had all the updated drivers. Make sure you have updated drivers.
I am confused though. If you have a ATA/100 drive with the proper cable, you should be running at ATA/100 speed. How did you downgrade it?
I installed the ATA 100 Intel drivers in both 98 and 2K and it has seemed to work fine so far with the following hardware:
IBM 60GB and 13.1GB
Adaptec SCSI card
ATI All in Wonder Radeon
I loaded the drivers from the Intel websight and had trouble. The first time i loaded them my cdrom didn't work and in the device manager it listed my brand as a scsi device. It also did this to my western digital HD once.
I uninstalled those and finished setting up the rest of the comp after a new load of 2000 pro, I then loaded the SP1 from Windows Update and it had ATA 100 driver that run fine on this board.
Pent3 at 800 mhz
Kingston PC133 128 ram
Western digital 30 g HD
Mitsumi Cdrom drive 50x
I have a Abit SE6 815E system. Running a Maxtor 20.4 ATA 100, 7200 rpm drive on it at ATA-100. Havent had any data integrity problems. Have run the system in win2k and win8se without problems. I am using intel drivers off the abit cd. Im not sure what revision they are, but I know intel has updated ones on there website. I just havent got around to changing them yet. Dont really see a need to either.