Should I enable my DMA / PIO for my burner?

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#1

Sorry asking such a silly Q. Assume I don't have the CD burner manual. How do I know whether I need to enable DMA for better performance ?

Another question is if I have a choice to enable DMA or PIO, which one should I enable ??

Please kindly advise.


#2

Always enable DMA over PIO. DMA decreases cpu usuage when reading from the burner or when burning with burner. PIO does not do that.


#3

Hi max_clif

Many thanks for your concise Explanation : )


#4

And more important, DMA is faster then PIO! So the chance of bufferunderruns is smaller.