Well..... It's been over 7 weeks and the 4020i still reads 259K a second fromQuote:>Item Subject: -= HP Reads at under 2X =-
> Your 4020i CD-Writer is capable of reading CD's at 4X speed. However,
> you should be aware that this speed is dependent on the software
> application that is using the CD and the computer system it's self.
> Software to increase the read performance for an even wider range of
> applications and computers should be available in December.
> Your best option to get the latest information is to keep an eye on
> our web site at
DOS from the CD to the very fast hard drive 1.6G WD. I still can't imagine
how the driver issue will resolve this one. Drivers were `supposed' to be
available DEC 1, then DEC 7. What's next HP!!!!!!
I'm beginning to feel `ripped off~' I can't get ANY reply from support other
than this above message.
My next attempt will be to lunch the ADVANSYS card, and buy an adaptec card
Friday afternoon. I've tried the HP 4020i setup in 4 other computers and have
played with every DMA/DISCONNECT and other options available. One machine was
actually an HP 90mhz Pentium in our lab! HA! But at least the reading went
up to 267K/SEC. A 8K/SEC improvement!!!
As a final thorn in the coffin, and to let you all know how childish I can
be... :-) I work for a major utility provider in San Diego, and a system
administrator just yesterday asked me for advice about a CDR solution for the
lab. Since I was the only person who had about $1,200 to buy one, I must have
experience with them....
Even if I hadn't savagely stabbed HP in the back with my comments, I believe
old Joe would still have opted for the Sony because of Caddy! It felt good
HP. I wish you luck, because if the new Adaptec card I'm buying tomorrow
doesn't resolve this issue, and the vaporware drivers don't show up in the
next couple of days as promised, I'm going to do anything in my power to get a
refund for this device. A device that has never performed as promised. I
have about 5 E-MAILS from other competent people who have the same under 2X
If the Adaptec or new drivers make this a 4X, I'll apologize to all 1-million
of you... ;-)
Hey... At least I like my HP TRAVAN TAPE BACKUP.... And my HP Digital
Analyzer.... And my HP 41C.....