i`ve recently felt my system is bottlenecked somewhere, and as i home built it (i`m no expert) i feel its not performing as it could. a friend of mine has a slightly faster processor, but his shop built system can multitask a LOT more. I`ve seen him d`loading large amounts of data per second, while burning a cd and viewing a movie!
I`m thinking the cables between my cd drives and motherboard may be part of the problem. I just used what seemed to work - i had a lot of cables lying about from various old pc`s.
I`ve seen in pc stores "fast" cd to motherboard cables, costing quite a lot. For example pc world had one at £15.
Do these work? Does data move faster? How are they faster? I`ve also noticed while burning data from hard drive to cd lately that there seems to be no time difference in completion between burning at 20x or 40x which further fuels my theory.
Also, how could i test for a difference if i did buy one?