This is my first post. While I am playing Mp3 or itunes type music, every so often the music stutters. When that happens, the light on my CD Rom drive lights up. The stutter stops, and the music continues. After a few more minutes, the music stutters again and the CD Rom drive lights up, even there is no CD in either drive. Sometimes, when I am playing a CD, the stutter occurs and the CD stops playing, but then it might continue on the next track.
My question is, is there something that may be causing the IDE channel to send a signal through the secondary channel every so often, that would cause the stutter, even on MP3/non-CD playback? I have checked all the obviuous things. I'm using 80 wire cables on both channels. Cables are secure, etc. Could something in the Dell system be polling the secondary drive on occasion?
I have a NEC NR-7800A CD-RW drive hooked up as slave and my brand new Benq 1620A (I/O magic flashed to Benq) set as master This problem occured before the Benq was installed. The stutter finally has gotten to me.
I have questions about the Benq 1620 experience (lots of coasters, but I think I finally figured things out) but I will post at another time regarding the BenQ.
Anyone experience the stutter?