8 Gig (2x4) ram
Intel 120 Gig Series 520 SSD
Using the Intel Desktop Control Utility, under System Info-Details-Hard Drive; I see that the Max Transfer Mode is reported as UDMA 6 (ATA/133).
But the utility also reports that the Active Transfer Mode is actually UDMA 5 (ATA/100)
Is this normal? Should the active mode be UDMA 6 as well?
Edited to correctly identify the program used to see the transfer mode.
Info about active DMA transfer modes can be ignored.
SATA devices emulate the behavior of PATA transfer mode supported/enabled bits in ATA IDENTIFY data.
Legacy IDE drivers could still be used to access SATA devices if controller is set to IDE Mode. A "Set Transfer Mode" ATA command issued by a legacy driver modifies IDENTIFY bits as expected but has no effect on the actual transfer rate. But changing to any PIO mode would have a significant effect as the legacy driver would use slow programmed I/O then.