SATA - Asus prime Asus M3A78-EH

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Chapter 2: BIOS setup

DMA Mode [Auto]

Selects the DMA mode.  

Configuration options: [Auto]

SMART Monitoring [Auto]

Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. 

Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]

32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]

Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.  

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]


SATA 1-6

While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial ATA 

devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item 

then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information.

The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device, 

Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and 

SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show 

N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.

LBA/Large Mode [Auto]

Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the 

device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA 

mode disabled. 

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]

   Select Screen

    Select Item

+-   Change Option

F1   General Help

F10   Save and Exit

ESC   Exit

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Select the type of 

device connected to 

the system.


Device        : Hard Disk 


Vendor        : ST380817AS 


Size          : 80.0GB 


LBA Mode      : Supported

Block Mode    : 16Sectors

PIO Mode      : 4

Async DMA     : MultiWord DMA-2

Ultra DMA     : Ultra DMA-6

SMART Monitoring: Supported

LBA/Large Mode 


Block(Multi-sector Transfer) M 


PIO Mode 


DMA Mode 


SMART Monitoring 


32Bit Data Transfer