I have just received my new Optiarc AD-7543A laptop burner, but I’m slightly disappointed by the ripping speed (haven’t got it above 5,000KB). Is it rip-locked ?
I am using it in a 5 year old DELL Inspiron 8100 which is set up so that the hard drive is on the Primary IDE channel as Master, and the Optical drive is also on the Primary IDE channel as Secondary. The extra bay, which in my case currently houses a floppy drive, is on the Secondary IDE channel.
From what I’ve read, the AD-7543A is set up to be Primary Master by default, and can be changed to Secondary Master if needed. There is no mention of setting it up as Primary Slave.
I have checked that DMA mode is enabled and it is set to UDMA Mode 5 for the hard drive and UDMA mode 2 for the optical drive, so it does not appear to be a DMA issue.
Any ideas ?