NCQ, NCQ, NCQ for nx7400 (74 Views)
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NCQ, NCQ, NCQ for nx7400

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I have exactly the same problem with this post

This happens on a HP NX7400 Laptop (BIOS F0.C – latest update) based on an Intel 945GM chipset (82801GBM –ICH7-M) and aHDD FUJITSU MHV2060BH PL (SATA,60 Gb, 5400RPM, 8Mb Cache).
On the FUJITSU site for the MHV2060BH HDD model (no PL at the end) there is written:
- Serial ATA (SATA) enables the high-speed transfer of data (1.5Gb/s), outstripping older, 16-bit parallel bus technology
- Features Native Command Queuing (NCQ), which simultaneously coordinates up to 32 instructions to be queued and reordered by the hard-disk controller

AHCI is active in BIOS settings (“SATA Native Mode:Enable”), the OS is WindowsXP PRO SP2 (installed with SATA drivers).
The latest chipset drivers si Intel Matrix Storage Manager are installed.
Device Manager\IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers lists:
- Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers – 27DF
- Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller
- Primary IDE Channel

The problem is that even though AHCI is active, the Intel Matrix Storage Console states “Native Command Queuing Support : NO” (although supported by the HDD).
Also, both Sandra and Astra32 report the HDD transfer mode: UDMA-5 (ATA 100).
I ran a test with HD Tune 2.54 and the results are normal for this model of HDD (Transfer rate m/M/A 19.8/40.6/32.1, Acces time 17.6, Burst rate 68,5, CPU Usage 2.7%).
I still don’t understand why the HDD is reported as ATA and not SATA, and why Native Command Queuing is not enabled. I hope for some kind of clearing for this because googleing was a dead end.
Thank you.


So I tried every means to install drivers, but neither Everest nor HDTune says my NCQ is enabled.

So why does HP disable my HDD NCQ ??????


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