I went to www.pc
pitstop and ran a test that tested my whole system. Everything was fine except my uncached setting on my external 40gb USB hard drive (ez bus made by apricorn) . the USB runs very well except for one thing- it is slow. it was diagnosed that is had "unusually slow performance"; it's uncached speed is 8mb/s. how can i improve the speed?
I have a toshiba satellite A45, p4 2.8 gb cpu, home xp, 1 gb ram.
pcpitstop made some recommendations how to do it but i could not follow the instructions-
1) terms like DMA confused me. they said: "Make sure DMA is enabled on all disk drives. Not using DMA mode can cause a significant reduction in disk speed".
2) they also suggested- Update the driver for your disk controller. but if i have an external does this still apply
3) and finally, "If you have a system based on the Intel chipset, you can often increase performance by using the Intel Application Accelerator."
i am in over my head.