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DL380 G1: Poor CD-RW performance...stuck in PIO mode

Scott Cothrell
Occasional Visitor

DL380 G1: Poor CD-RW performance...stuck in PIO mode

I put a BTC 48x CD-RW in my DL380 but am getting very poor performance. Attempting to burn a CD at anything over 24X actually takes longer than at 24X (for example RH 9 CD2 5:35@32X, RH 9 CD1 6:05@48X, RH 9 CD3 4:17@24X). The built-in CD and the added CDRW are using PIO mode. I've set the driver to "use DMA if available", but apparently its not available...both drives stuck in PIO. I disconnected the original slim-line CD to no effect. Am I toast like some CDs?

Scott
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Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G1: Poor CD-RW performance...stuck in PIO mode

I'm not sure if you're "toast", but the IDE controller is capable of anything better than PIO mode in the DL380.
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