I have an A-Open 1040 Pro (10X/40X) DVD ROM drive. I have recently downloaded SiSoft Sandra 2000 and have benchmarked this drive, it was reported as having 4X drive speed and 2X DVD ROM speed. Is this likely to be a faulty drive or is the bottleneck somewhere else on my system. The drive appears to work alright as in reading and installing data and playing DVDs. DMA is installed and I am using the latest 4in1 VIA drivers.
A-Open DVD1040Pro (Secondary Master)
IBM 34GXP ATA66 (Primary Master)
AMD Athlon 550@750
Soltek SL-77KV (VIA KX133)
256 MB PC133 RAM (2X128MB)
SBLive 1024 Player
IWill SIDE 2930U SCSI 2 Card
Matrox G400 Max
[This message has been edited by RWise (edited 05-11-2000).]
I'd recommend downloading CDSpeed99 for benchmarking your CD-ROM, DVD, and CD-RW drive performance. I would also try comparing the benchmarks between the default Win98 IDE Busmaster Drivers and the VIA IDE Busmaster drivers.