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Pioneer DVR-104 Question
Pioneer DVR-104 Question –
I have Windows Me should I enable the dma setting in the DVR-104 settings section. Also my drive have firmware 1.31 when I try to upgrade to 1.33 I get an error. Anyone else have this problem.
I have WinME and didnt do anything special when i hooked up the 104. I set the jumper to slave and attached it to the 2nd cd-rom connector on the ribbon. Went to Pioneers website to update to firmware 1.32. All works fine.
Everything works I was just wondering would it be better to enable dma.
Makes no difference as the A0x / 10x series supports both PIO Mode 4 and Multi-Word DMA Mode 2. If your IDE controller doesn't support Multi-Word DMA (which isn't Ultra DMA), then leave well enough alone and stick to PIO Mode 4.
DMA is actually a tad bit more processor intensive than PIO and frankly, if you're expecting a dramatic speed increase, you'd never be able to tell the difference between the two.