I'm having problems with Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test vers. 4.07 and
4.08, but vers. 3.68 and older run perfectly.
DFT v. 4.0x worked fine with mobos based on SiS 735 or nVidia nForce2
chipsets but failed with mobos based on the VIA 8237, Intel 810i, or
Intel 440BX chipsets. With some of the problem mobos, DFT v. 4.0x will
abort to the command line prompt during the drive detection phase,
while with others it fails to detect some drives, in one case
indicating that no drives at all were connected (only a 200GB Hitachi
PATA drive was in the system).
It doesn't matter what brands of drives are used or whether they're
connected to the mobo's built-in IDE controller or a PCI PATA
controller (Promise or Silicon Image). Only one drive was connected
per cable, at the master position (drives configures for cable select).
What's going on?