Is there any drivers I need to install? I have a GA-8IK1100 motherboard rev 1. Gigabytes website lists drivers for SATA RAID but not individually drives. Kinda disappointed. I was hoping for a noticeable increase over my old maxtor 40gb. My boot time is a lot longer. It's about 20 seconds to detect the drive. I was thinking about updating the BIOS. Any input would be appreciated.
The motherboard has to scan for SATA then PATA, so it will take longer. You should see a significant difference between the drives. You run HDtach or any benchmarks on the Raptor? Trying running HDtach and post the scores. Then we can see if there is a problem or not.
thanks for the replys. I downloaded and ran hdtach. My random access time is 8.3ms. My read burst time is 117mb/s and the average read speed is 64mb/s. Cpu was 3.5%. Now is random access time and average seek time the same thing? WD claims that the average seek time is 4.5ms.
I thought it should be faster also. According to the motherboard manual it's controlled by ICH5R/southbridge. I was looking through the gigabyte FAQ section and I concluded that I should try and update the BIOS. Would it be a waste of time to install the RAID drivers?
I upgraded my BIOS to the latest version. I also downloaded the latest chipset drivers. When I installed them it said chipset target ICH4. How can this be right? According to Gigabytes website and my owners manual I have the ICH5 chipset. Am I misunderstanding this?