[geeks] weird slowness??
jjj at io.com
Thu Jul 2 22:01:58 CDT 2009
So I have this computer. It's a PC with XP Embedded (photo kiosk).
If the IDE ATA HD is hooked up by itself, it runs fast, and no issues.
If the IDE ATA HD is chained with the DVD-R drive then it runs
sloowwwww as hell. The drive read speeds seem to plummet, but it all
works fine. Just slow!! (I tried different DVD drives, and different
IDE cables to no benefit. The HD is in Master, the DVD in slave; the
HD is on the end of the cable then, there is a long stretch of cable,
then the DVD drive, then a short stretch of cable, then the
motherboard. That's the only way it will fit due to the weird case.)
Any ideas how I can solve this? It's driving me NUTS! Thanks!
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