In Gigastudio, during playback, I get lots of pops (hey, who doesn\'t!) and \"random sample hits and drops\" (well... that\'s what it sounds like!), but even with VERY LOW polyphony. At such moments, the HD light is flashing like crazy, so I thought the problem may lie in the HD ACCESS TIME, while the normal reading speed (burst speed) of the HD should be fast enough.


I\'m using a IDE ATA-66 HD controller (Promise) with on the 2nd IDE channel a single (so master) Maxtor 30.7 7200 rpm HD. In theory, this harddisk should be capable of a (average) access time of about 9ms. I tested the access time in my current configuration (with HD Tach) and it measured 13.7ms, which is TOO slow for Gigastudio. HD burst speed is okay (about 55 mbps).

Can ANYONE help me in achieving a higher HD access time? Could it be possible that the lower access time is caused by the use of an controller card?

- Maarten