DMA or Direct Memory Access increases the device’s transfer rate and therefore enhances the overall performance of your system. As the name implies it provides direct access to the memory causing the performance rate to increase. This tutorial will show you how to enable Windows 8 Direct Memory Access .
To enable Windows 8 Direct Memory Access, follow the below steps:
1. From Windows 8 start screen user interface, go to Desktop tile and click on it to open the Desktop, as you can see in the below screenshot.
Type your password and click Yes.
7.Right click on ATA Chanel 1 under IDE ATA/ATAPI and then select Properties, as you can see in the below screenshot.
8. When you click on properties the window ATA Channel 1 properties will appear. From this window go to the Advanced Settings tab, and check on Enable DMA under Device Properties. This is shown in the below screenshot.
Note: If the Enable DMA check box is already checked, it means that DMA is already enabled, and you do not need to re enable it.
It is recommended to keep the DMA enabled in order to get a better device transfer rate.