I have installed a samsung sh-223l dvd.superwritemaster in the spare cd/dvd driver bay on my Emachines 370 and connected it to the SATA1 Hyway. At first the computer didn't recognise it at all so I re loaded drivers and that fixed it but the system recognises it as a cd drive. Looking in BIOS SATA configuration screen SATA1 has nothing on it and S.M.A.R.T is not enabled. What does S.M.A.R.T mean and should I enable it?
It allows your drive to run it's own self tests and report it's fitness and performance.
March 31, 2010 10:43:55 AM
Many thanks for that. Now I just have to find out why in system- sofware environment- signed drivers it is listed as CD-ROM ? could it be I need different drivers for the Samsung sh-223l super writemaster dvd. Also in BIOS advanced screen SATA configuration no drives are listed, but I can still use the drive but not with dvd's.
Any ideas! many thanks.
You're welcome. It could be a driver issue. Which SATA ports are you plugged into? It would be beneficial to you and us if you list your system specs, I'm wondering if you're in a JMicron SATA plug.
March 31, 2010 4:25:40 PM
Thanks again. My mother board is an ASROCK P4VM890 with Intel pentium4/celeron D. Chipset is a Northbridge VIA P4M890-Southbridge VIA VT8237R Plus.
2x Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s connectors,support (RAID 0,RAID1and JBOD)and "Hot Plug" functions
2x ATA 133 IDE Connectors (Supports 4 IDE Devices)