i have an ibm deskstar hdd, one cd drive, one cd-rw drive and a zip drive in my computer.
recently, i seem to not be able to write cd's faster than 4x (from the hdd) when i have previously been able to write at 10x with no problem. i ran a speed check with the nero burning software, and it says my hdd is transferring at around 2 - 3MB/s, when it should be up around 15 - 20MB/s.
i have run a few of those "tweak" programs - ram managers and system tweakers - and i think one of them has set something funny in my system slowing down the hdd - what are the settings that control the hdd and where are they found? what should i be looking for?
all my hdd related bios settings are set to auto, and it has worked fine before - if its important, my drives are set up like this:
ide 1: hdd (master), cdrom (slave)
ide 2: burner (master), zip (slave)
this is really annoying - if anyone could help id appreciate it