I have 2 IDE disks installed on my machine; one Maxtor 40GB 133.3 MB/sec@5200 RPM and another Maxtor 120GB 133.3 MB/sec@7200 RPM. This one generates LOTS of heat which goes directly to my LG DVD-ROM drive and makes lots of noise. I don’t think they always run at their max speed. Is there a program to check what speeds are they running at ?
EVEREST (Home Ed.) will tell you that, under the storage section (ATA) then select your drive.
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