Neelix schrijft: "Nieuwe BIOS (nog niet op pagina, waarschijnlijk wel op de FTP) en drivers voor de BE6 en de BP6 met de HPT366.
Deze release is specifiek voor Maxtor DiamondMax die tegenvallende snelheden haalden tot nu toe.
Abit have developed a fix for the High Point HPT366 controllers for running Maxtor drives.
Some UDMA 66 drives exhibit multiple problems when connected to the High Point HPT366 onboard UDMA 66 controllers on the ABIT BE6 & BP6 motherboards. These are unique boards that contain four (4) onboard controllers; two that are UDMA/66 capable (HPT366) and two that are only UDMA/33 capable. It is important to note that the DiamondMax UDMA/66 drives will NOT exhibit hanging symptoms and function normally when attached to the UDMA/33 controller(s) found on the BE6 & BP6
motherboards. These symptoms are SPECIFIC to UDMA/66 controllers (HPT366) found on these motherboards.
Please note that this is a problem with the Highpoint drivers, not with the Maxtor drive.
Go to http://www.abit.com.tw/english/download/index.htm and down load the latest BIOS for your particular ABIT motherboard, which you find under 'BIOS Update'.
Also download a driver called 1200.exe, from the 'Drivers'---> 'Hot Rod66 and/or ABIT on-board UDMA/ATA/66 controller' directory.
Once these files are obtained you need to do the following:
1. Install the drive on the Primary UDMA 33 bus.
2. Install the operating system.
3. Perform the BIOS upgrade
4. Load the new driver from 1200.EXE.
5. Move the drive to the HTP366 (UDMA 66) bus.
This should resolve this problem with the Highpoint drivers.
We have also found that if there is also a SCSI adapter in the system, that this sometimes will conflict with the IRQ's and needs to be removed prior to installing the HTP366 drivers. Once the drive is working properly, you can re-install the SCSI card. The SCSI card and driver conflict may be slot sensitive, if so try the card in another slot.
If you need more help, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Customer Support, Maxtor Ireland Ltd.