Technical question regarding Solidburn
Big question indeed, Hurricane Andrew.
Technologies like SolidBurn (or Litey's Online Hyper Tuning) are not OS dependable (as already somewhat explained by zebadee) because they don't work with help from OS's. We are talking about micro processors here and they use complete different languages.
Remember, QSuite as mentioned by zebadee, Nero, and Nero CD-DVD Speed are only command and "visualizing" tools, that SolidBurn well can function without.
And SolidBurn technology doesn't need "1MB in size". Let's say less then 1/1000 of about that is needed (in firmware) for parameters governing this function. It's the micro processors in Philips Nexperia chipset that actually does the SolidBurn magic.