4 BIOS SETUP

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4. BIOS SETUP
4. BIOS SETUP
 Master/Slave Drives
Head
This field configures the number of read/write heads. Refer to your drive documentation
to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To make changes to this
field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method
field must be set to [Manual].
Sector
This field configures the number of sectors per track. Refer to your drive
documentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To
make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD] and the
Translation Method field must be set to [Manual].
CHS Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum CHS capacity calculated automatically by
the BIOS from the drive information you entered.
Maximum LBA Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum LBA capacity calculated automatically by
the BIOS from the drive information you entered.
Multi-Sector Transfers [Maximum]
This option automatically sets the number of sectors per block to the highest number
supported by the drive. This field can also be configured manually. Note that when
this field is automatically configured, the set value may not always be the fastest
value for the drive. Refer to the documentation that came with your hard drive to
determine the optimal value and set it manually. NOTE: To make changes to this
field, the Type  field must be set to [User Type HDD]. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [2 Sectors] [4 Sectors] [8 Sectors] [16 Sectors] [32 Sectors] [Maximum]
SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
This allows the enabling or disabling of the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis
and Reporting Technology) system which utilizes internal hard disk drive monitoring
technology. This feature is normally disabled because system resources used in
this feature may decrease system performance. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
PIO Mode [4]
This option lets you set a PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode for the IDE device.
Modes 0 through 4 provide successively increased performance. Configuration
options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
Ultra DMA Mode [Disabled]
Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity for
compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA capability.
NOTE: To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type
HDD]. Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [Disabled]