I just bought my DVR-108. I have it connected to a Manhattan Mercury IDE controller (Silicon Image chipset). Had a little problems for it to be recognized, but now Windows XP and 2000 recognize it and the controller says it is in Ultra DMA Mode 4. About 5 minutes ago I tried to burn to a CD-RW and noticed sometimes there was very high hard disk activity. Pressed CTRL+ALT+CANC to verify CPU usage but was almost steady 0-3%. But how do I justify the hard disk activity ? Since I installed the controller it has gotten up!
The IDE cable which connects the controller to the Pioneer is less than 5 millimeters away from my graphics card (GeForce 6800) core, which generates a lot of heat (about 68Â°C) and my side fan is DISABLED because of the Pioneer which sucks too much watts for my 400W power supply (I’m waiting for a 550W). May it be because of heat or… will I have to experience periodic slowdowns like these just because of my IDE controller ?