Hi everyone !
I got a brand new (03/2005) Hitachi Travelstar 7K60 (60GB / ATA100 / 7200RPM / 2"1/2) HDD on a damn old (1998) good Compaq Presario 1200 (12XL409) notebook.
The main problem is : the HDD works well but only in ATA33 mode and i want it to work in ATA100 mode (or even ATA66).
I tried almost everything, but nothing work (changing IDE cable, changing OS, changing VIA IDE drivers).
I think it because of the BIOS version : Phoenix Bios 4.0 r6.0 (almost eveything is shadowed in the Bios i have).
Phoenix Bios 4.0 r6.1 supports ATA100 as a new feature as it is said here : http://www.phoenix.com/en/Products/Core+System+Software/Other+Platform+Products/PhoenixBIOS+4.0/default.htm
But no way to obtain it from IBM / Compaq website (i got the last Phoenix Bios version given by this website for my notebook).
If someone could help, suggest something or give me a way to make my HDD work faster, it would be very nice from him.
Thanks in advance.
Program: eSupport.com BIOS Agent Version 3.42
BIOS Date: 11/27/01
BIOS Type: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
BIOS ID: Unknown
OEM Sign-On: None
Chipset: VIA 82C601 rev 5
Superio: VIA 686 rev 34 found at port 7h
OS: Win2000 SP4
CPU: Pentium® III (0.18 µm) With 256 KB On-Die L2 Cache 996 MHz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Unknown
BIOS ROM Size: Unknown
Memory Installed: 311 MB
Memory Maximum: Unknown
HD Tune: HTS726060M9AT00 Information
Firmware version : MH4OA68A
Serial number : MRH425M4HGE9YB
Capacity : 55.9 GB (~60.0 GB)
Buffer size : 7877 KB
Standard : ATA/ATAPI-0
Supported mode : UDMA Mode 5 (Ultra ATA/100)
Current mode : UDMA Mode 2 (Ultra ATA/33)
S.M.A.R.T : yes
48-bit Address : yes
Read Look-Ahead : yes
Write Cache : yes
Host Protected Area : yes
Device Configuration Overlay : yes
Automatic Acoustic Managment : yes
Power Managment : yes
Advanced Power Managment : yes
Power-up in Standby : yes
Security Mode : yes
Firmware Upgradable : no