1. CD ROM Drive Speed
I bought a RiscPC700 from Davyn computers a few months ago which included a
six speed CD ROM drive.
In recent editions of Acorn User Mike Cook has metioned that his quad speed
drive was only going at single or double speed. He said he'd contacted the
suppliers who had supplied a patch which set the speed to always be 4.
I had always thought our drive was a bit slow for a six speed drive and so,
after reading this, I checked the speed the drive was set to.
Current speed setting is 1
My six speed CD ROM drive seemed to be set of single speed! I've tried
changing this using *CDSpeed 0 6 but the speed is always 1.
Transfering files from the CD to hard disk is the same speed or slower than
tranfering from a floppy disk. Are 6x drives this speed or is my drive going
At the Acorn World show I viewed a CD ROM presentation where a page of
thumbnail images were loaded onto screen. This happened straight away.
When I took the CD ROM home and used it on my now StrongARM powered RiscPC
the CD ROM drive 'chugged' away loading each of the images one by one.
What should I do about this speed problem? Are the drivers set up
incorrectly? Do I need to do something different to set the CD speed?
I don't think this is a problem with my StrongARM upgrade although I did not
install any CDFS patches after upgrading, did I need to?
I have noticed the ~CDReinit file in my Boot Tasks directory. Could this be
the root to my problem? It has CDFSSoftATAPI surrounded by control
characters when I view it in !Zap. If anybody has a 6 speed CD ROM using
this driver could they email me their ~CDReinit file so I can test that?
I've checked the drive and it is the 6x Goldstar that I paid for. Has
anybody had problems with these?
If a patch is needed, as with Mike Cook's problem, please would somebody
send it by email. I don't want to send my whole computer back if this is
just a driver problem.
Thanks in advance, Robert.
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