HD Tune Pro reports the drive supports UDMA Mode 6, but that UDMA Mode 5 is active. Speccy reports the drive using SATA II, while it should be using SATA III. I doublechecked the drive is connected to a SATA III port on the motherboard. In BIOS it reads 6.0Gb/s, and SATA was set to IDE mode (now AHCI, no difference in HD Tune results).
- Are the above figures normal for that drive? (min 40MB/s, max 98MB/s, avg 75MB/s)
- How do I enable SATA III ?
- Is it true that some Caviar Blacks have faulty firmware (just something I heard)? If so, which drives exactly? Is there a fix?
OS: Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Mobo: Asus P8H67