I upgraded my NEC CDRW to a new Liteon 40125S.
One thing i notice is that even when the system is idle, the IDE LED on the computer case lightly flickers at regular (1 second) intervals.
If i remove the Liteon 40125s, the flickering goes away.
If i put a cd in the 40125s , the flickering goes away.
It almost seems like the drive is monitoring for a cd or something.
The light on the actual cdrw drive does not flicker though.
Task Manger shows 0% cpu usage when idle.
Gigabyte 7VRXP (kt333) motherboard
IBM 120gxp 80gig harddrive (IDE0 master)
Liteon 40125S ZS0J (IDE1 master)
MSI Geforce 4Ti4400
Enermax 350w PSU
WIndows XP Pro Corp (SP1)