120GB Seagate Baracuda 7200.7 8MB Cache spec. edition.
60GB Seagate Baracuda 7200 IV
(both on primary channel)
LTR48125W VS0B < -- secondary IDE
JLMS XJHD166s (latest fw) <-- secondary IDE
DMA active on all channels
OK. Massive problems. The drive has never given me problems in the past and I have had it for about 8 or 9 months.
Went to burn a TY this morning with smartBurn on. Detected safe burning speed @ 40X.
Started burning, using latest nero, from a 700MB audio image, CPU usage went up to 100% (!) and buffer started fluctuating rapidly, drive light flashing orange, red, orange, red continuously.
It does this with all media I have tried.
The disc finishes burning (albeit at a terribly reduced burn speed), has MANY damaged sectors (yellow) and several RED.
This has only started happening in the past 2 to 3 days.
I have even tried a reinstall of WinXP Pro.
I took the drive out, sent it over to my mates place, we tested it out using Roxio ECD Creator 6 (YUK!)...and the drive works fine.