I have a problem I hope you may be able to help with. I have set up a raid 0 array using 2 maxtor 200G sata drives on my asus A8N-SLI SE (nforce 4). When I check it using HD Tach every thing looks great and the drive is very fast. However, when I try to burn a dvd using any image on the drive it’s either very slow (reported 16x actual about 4x) or it fails with “no seek complete” error. I have 2 dvd drives - nec 3540 and nec 4550 both on separate ide channels with no other device on these channels. I have tried nero and alcohol both of which do the same. If I burn from any other non raid drive on my machine they work fine at 16x. I have checked both dvd drives are DMA enabled. BIOS and chipset drivers are the latest. I also flashed both drives with the latest firmware.
Asus A8N-SLI SE mobo.
2 Gig memory
Radeon X1800xt graphics.
Nec 3540 dvd burner
Nec 4550 dvd burner
300 gig x 2 maxtor hard drives SATA non-raid.
200 gig x 2 maxtor hard drives SATA raid 0.
Athlon 3800+X2 dual core proc.