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    Default SATA Settings

    When I enter the BIOS to look at the SATA drives, SSD and WDC 500gb Black, there is a grey section that seems to indicate how they were setup. The grey area for the SSD shows
    PIO - 4
    Async DMA - MWDMA2
    Ultra DMA = UDMA5
    Of course only 1 of the DMA settings can be chosen from the list.
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    Is it better to leave the settings at Auto or specifically set them to PIO 4 and UDMA5(only 1 option can be set), even though the 2 show in the grey area.

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    Hey Chuck

    Not sure exactly what you are saying but you do not want your drives in PIO mode.

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    What I am asking, Is it better to leave the values in AUTO or set them manually to the values referenced in the BIOS grey area?

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    set them manually to Ultra DMA, that will give you the best performance

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