Got a PII 266, 6 gig, 64 meg, Viper AGP, yet my Smart & Friendly Yamaha CDR-400 and Hitachi 8330 will not work well with each other. I read in a magazine that the CDR-400 was one of the few drives that worked well with a ide drive. So far it has balked. CD-audio pops and hisses are the problem I have noticed most. I cannot make a wav from the Hitachi to the hard drive with out pops either. have not tried a cd-cd copy yet since I have the errors with the audio. Any tips for speeding these toys up? Oh, the cdr-400 has a 2 meg buffer.