2.3.4 Primary IDE Master/Slave Asus prime Asus M3A78-EM

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While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices. 

There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then 

press <Enter> to display the IDE 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 

Not Detected if no IDE device is installed in the system.


Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the 

appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a 

CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is 

either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. 

Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]


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]


Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the data 

transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device 

supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer 

from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. 

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]

     Select Screen

     Select Item

+-   Change Option

F1   General Help

F10  Save and Exit

ESC  Exit

Primary IDE Master

Device         : Not Detected



LBA/Large Mode 


Block(Multi-Sector Transfer) M   [Auto]

PIO Mode 


DMA Mode 


SMART Monitoring 


32Bit Data Transfer 


Select the type of

device connected to the 


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