My new laptop’s “Lite-On Slimtype DVDRW SSM-8515S” drive reads/writes very slow, & kills the laptop performance (otherwise good).
I call it my “Lite-OFF” dvd drive.
Thanks to CDF members, Cressida & Womble, and this CDF thread,
“Slimtype SSW-8015S Read/playback problems,” I now know that my Secondary IDE Channel (per XP-Pro OS) is stuck in slow PIO mode. I tried all of Womble’s to get into fast DMA mode w/o success.
Reading “Troubleshooting: Enabling/Checking DMA in Windows…” from Womble suggests that my DVD and/or laptop is broken!?! A big $ OUCH! if true.
What can I do?
Will installing a new DVDRW into my laptop fix the slow R-W problem?
Your good ideas will earn my eternal gratitude!