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is my hard disk fast enough?

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I'm on a starmax 4000/200 mac clone, and my hard disk is an Atapi 2.4 gig(when i get info on it it says v3.03).  I have a lot of problems burning cds and getting buffer underruns.  I think my one problem is my hard disk..  Does anyone know the speed of it?  I hear atapi is crap.  should i look into getting a new hd?  Can i fit another internal into my computer, i already have to cd drives in there.  And yes, i do defragment the thing..  a lot.  But my buffer underruns might just be the fault of my burner, a philips cdd2000, which i also hear is crap.  Perhaps someone knows about this hardware?
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by:windark
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my bad, i guess my memory was fooling me.  My cdrom drive is an atapi.  my hard drive, i have no idea..  but its the standard that comes with 4000/200s.
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You should have no problems with speed on the drive in that computer. Perhaps the drive needs a runthrough of Norton Speed Disk and Norton Disk Doctor. Speed Disk will optimize the drive so that your information isnt so scattered and the needle doesnt have to travel so far to get all the information. If its never been optimized this could slow you down. Also try increasing the cache size in Toast for burning CDs.
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good enough, thanks for the advice!
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