got me a P4P800-E Dlx w/3.2C, Kingston 1G HyperX 3200 and a WD 200GB SATA.
I set everything up and loaded drivers for the SATA hard drive (i think)
so 1 hard drive, boots up fine...then i go to system devices...under the IDE ATA drives, it shows my dvd-r as ultra dma mode 2, and the hard drive under primary ide as ultra dma mode 5.
i'm thinking that a normal PATA 100 hard drive is already running mode 5, so shouldn't my sata drive be running something else??
Relax. Since you are running off a Intel mobo with native SATA support it is treating your SATA drive like a IDE drive instead of the usual SCSI. Even if it truely did limit you at ATA-100, no HDD on the planet could bottleneck it... I would suggest not worring about it. If you really want to, you could download a HDD benchmark (there's a good one in SiSoft Sandra). It tallies your HDD scores to similar drives. If they are the same (or near the same), everything is fine.
alright, i'm doing something wrong for sure.
the mobo the Promise controller with 2 SATA ports, and my SATA hard drive shows up as WD2000JD SCSI Device in devices, with the controller recognizing it as UDMA Mode 6.
When i plug it back in via the ICH5R SATA ports, it reverts back to UDMA Mode 5 and I can't change it in bios nor windows.
I've installed the Intel application acceleration drivers as well as the promise scsi drivers when i re-installed windows.
any suggestions would be great...i've already re-installed windows 10+ times.
Usually SATA drives show themselves as SCSI ones in Device Manager. Avoid installing Intel Application Acceleration software; you don't need any other drivers either. Everything needed for SATA drives is installed during Windows XP setup.