I have what I think is a problem caused by my new Pioneer DVR-A08XLB -
I have a Epox 8RDA6+PRO with a Maxtor 160gig (Master) and Lite-On LTR-52327S (Slave) on IDE1. On IDE2 I want to have Pioneer DVR-A08XLB (Master) and WesternDigital 60gig (Slave). Whenever I connect the Pioneer burner, the WesternDigital drops to PIO mode. Everything else is fine - Maxtor is UDMA6, LiteOn UDMA2, Pioneer UDMA4. The WD should be UDMA5. If I remove the Pioneer burner, everything goes back to normal. I had a Pioneer reader before 104s, and it worked fine in this setup. What's really crazy is this happens even if I move the WD to IDE1. They just don't seem to like each other. I tried both the Windows IDE drivers, the Nvidia IDEs, running latest bios in everything. For the Pioneer I have tried 1.14 hacked and 1.118. Doesn't seem to affect the Maxtor at all. So basically I can't use Pioneer burner with a WD600BB (I have tried two!! - same thing). I have done the install/uninstall of the IDE drivers. I have deleted the stuff in the registry and redeteced UDMA. The bios at start up sees the WD as ATA100. Force ASPI has been done. Turned on and off the quiet utility. The burner works fine, just kills the HD no matter if it is on IDE 1 or 2, Master or Slave. Has anyone seen this? I am about to throw this in a firewire case and be done with it.