Greetings to everyone! I have recently upgraded to a new computer and my Plextor Premium was installed in the new system. It’s recognized OK, but will not write more than 5x, and the computer gets very sluggish and the buffer seems to fluctuate, which I’m not used to seeing. I was using and am still using Windows 2000 Pro and Roxio Platinum 5…my old system was a pentium III 500 and the new one (new for me at least :)) is an AMD Athlon 1.2g with ~700mb RAM. I’m using CDRs rated at 24X and this drive previously wrote at around 18-19x, which was fine with me.
I read the FAQ and noticed the ATAPI issues with DMA v. PIO; I configured everything to use DMA if available, but two devices on each IDE channel are still using PIO (I believe my first channel contains my two WD hard drives and the second contains a DVD ROM [Pioneer] and the Plextor drive. I’m not sure which device is first or second on a particular channel, not to mention whether the Premium might be one of the drives still using PIO.
Any assistance anyone can offer is greatly appreciated!