I just got a plextor 716a dvd-r drive, and I love it. It burns really fast, reads quickly, but I have this one nagging little problem. I can get the drive to be set on UDMA, but it only goes to UDMA3, and won't do the UDMA4 that I've read it can. My hard drive is set to UDMA5. I have the HDD on ide1, the dvdr on ide2, and even tried switching them, still HDD was UDMA5, DVDR UDMA3. I'm using 80 conductor cables everywhere.
Soyo sy-p4s-645dx dragon ultra
pentium 4 2.4 ghz
windows xp pro sp2
If it won't be easy to fix, does this difference between UDMA3 and UDMA4 even make a noticable difference in DVD writing/reading performance? Should I just give up, and stop wasting my time?
Thanks for any help,