I have a Seagate SATA HD and was wondering if it is possible to enable DMA access for this drive in WinXP Pro. I go to DeviceManager and then select my drive and go to Properties but there is no tab in which you can change the DMA setting. Am I missing something here or is DMA enabled automatically?
Anyone know why the SATA controller doesn't show up under SCSI Devices
Do you have <b>SCSI or RAID controllers</b> category? And your SATA drive should have been in category called <b>Disk drive</b>.
Anyway, you don't need to enable DMA for your SATA drive (in fact, it does not have that option in Windows either) since it has been enabled automatically in the controller's BIOS.
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