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August 15, 2005, 9:03 pm
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SATA) and it runs WinXP:
"...make sure that your CD-ROM drive isn't on the same IDE channel as
your hard drive. Sharing of IDE channels can dramatically slow down
CD-ROM and hard disk access."
"Make sure your hard drive is not connected to the same IDE port as
your CD/DVD-ROM. Each IDE port is programmed to operate at the slower
of the two devices on the port, so you could be slowing down access
to your primary hard drive by leaving a CD-ROM on the same channel.
Put your CD/DVD-ROM on the Secondary IDE port."