hello freaks ...
..heres the story in a nutshell
I just purchased a TDK VeloCD 40x internal CDRW
it seams to work fine but not up to its potential
i would like to use it with Direct Memory Acess enabled (for all my drives) but ,for some reason (Probably Daemon Tools) i have SCSI enabled ,i have tried to uninstall D-Tools but to no avail
all of my drives still say either SCSI hard disk or SCSI CD-Rom??
there is no option for "DMA" anywhere where it should be
i have 2 hard Maxtor hard drives
1 60 gig at 7200 (master)
1 80 gig at 5400 (slave)
i have 2 optical drives
1 TDK CDRW401240b (veloCD) (master)
1 Nec DV-5800A (dvd-rom) (slave)
i use Daemon tools to burn BIN and ISO with CloneCD
but i could also use Nero as it came with the TDK
so i could live without the Daemon-tools(i really wouldnt want to do this)
the CD software i have installed is...
Nero burning ROM
TDK digital MixMaster
i have tried Nero and it has said that my cdrw was not supported (maybe because of SCSI??)
1) Nero will burn a 805 mb SVCD *.BIN file on a 40x write CDR (TDK or Memorex) in about 6-8 minutes ,will report that it has burned sucessfully at 40x does this sound correct??
2)should i disable all the SCSI controller (in Device Manager) before uninstalling Daemon tools ?
3)the instructions that came with the TDK VeloCD are decent but pretty vague about the DVD-Rom being the slave on IDE2 ,"some dvd readers should be set to master ......" huh??
4)when i burn a *.Bin mounted on a Virtual drive on the fly with cloneCD and set it to max write it writes at 16x (it fluctuates but never too high)
5)when i am burning the computer becomes useless for anything else (this didnt happen with my old CDRW a sony 8xwrite,i could run Paint shop pro ,be on a Peer to Peer,and have 4 or 5 folders opened at once) ,does anybody have any suggestions to get my DMA enabled,could it be the writer,software problem?
6)my Hard drives are split into 7 different partitions ,should i format the primary (os) drive and start from scratch w/o the daemon tools?
----Thank you in advance ,i got 250 cdrs to beat up,and really appreciate any answers to any of the questions or any advice in general,again,Thanks;)
i have a Dell Dimension 8100
P4 @ 1.3ghz
1024 mb RD-RAM