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Nov 12, 2001, 08:12 AM
 
When I copy stuff off a CD, my iMac 400 DV's responsiveness goes to WAY down. It's almost unusable. Is this normal? Is this because of the DVD and HD being on the same IDE bus? I don't do this a lot, but when I do, it's damn annoying. Anyone more knowledgeable on the subject able to shed any light on this most befuddling topic? Thanks!
     
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Nov 12, 2001, 08:40 PM
 
Well if you hide the progress bar it would probably go a tad bit faster, but what you hav noticed is the Mac OSes multitasking capabilities (or lack thereof). I'm sure if the progress window were not visible the computer would be much faster, try having another program showing then hide the finder, since thats the "app" that is using the most juice at the moment.

If nothing helps I guess OSX is your only answer ::shudder::
     
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Nov 16, 2001, 10:45 PM
 
hehe

i learned to deal with it, especially because copying to/from a zip disk in the background takes FOREVER. i do agree that it's unfortunate, but remember that it's a tremendous load.. hard drives and now cd-rom drives are very fast, and i'm not sure if the information can go straight from one to the other without stopping along the motherboard and therefore choking resources while the copying happily frolics along :c)
     
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Nov 18, 2001, 08:34 AM
 
Things should not slow down a noticeable amount when copying.
I dunno what the deal is (whether its the system/HD or perhaps you're accessing the CD for other purposes WHILE copying?), but its not normal

Perhaps a HD defrag and a system cleanup are overdue.
     
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Nov 18, 2001, 07:55 PM
 
Originally posted by Cipher13:
<STRONG>Things should not slow down a noticeable amount when copying.
I dunno what the deal is (whether its the system/HD or perhaps you're accessing the CD for other purposes WHILE copying?), but its not normal

Perhaps a HD defrag and a system cleanup are overdue.</STRONG>
i've never EVER used a computer that didn't slow down massively while copying from one disk to another, especially when one disk is slower than the other.
     
   
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