External USB 2.0 200gig 7200rmp HD operating super slow...

By deecypher
Jan 12, 2005
  1. Hi all!

    Noob here, but not too new with computers. Nice to see there's a forum for this. Nice work.

    My drive (Western Digital WD2000JB) will not go higher than mode 2 ultra DMA, which apparently is no faster than 33.3 mbps (slow). I have it enclosed in a case that uses the USB 2.0 protocol to connect it externally to my laptop. I get messages from my software warning me that my hard drive is too slow and I need to get it up to Ultra DMA 5 or 6 if possible. The jumper is set to master (i.e. removed completely). The drive works, but is simply slow. Any help would be more than appreciated =D. I've take some screen shots to assist you and attached them.


  2. deecypher

    deecypher TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anyone?? I'm in dire stress here...
  3. deecypher

    deecypher TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still hurting...does anybody out there know what's up with this problem?
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