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Enabling And Troubleshooting DMA Mode in Windows

January 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on Enabling And Troubleshooting DMA Mode in Windows

DMA (Direct Memory Access) mode is a high performance mode for transferring data to an from hard drives, optical drives, and other devices attached to an ATA controller. DMA mode allows a computer processor to transfer large pieces of data with very little software overhead, which reduces CPU usage. The alternative transfer mode is called PIO, which is […]

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