First, My system: CPU: AMD XP-M 2500+, 200Mhz x 11.5 = 2.3Ghz, 1.675vc Mobo: Asus A7N8Xe Deluxe RAM: 1 Gb Corsair Twin-X, 2 x 512, 200Mhz, Dual Channel Vid: Asus Radeon 9600xt HD: S-ATA 150 Seagate 160 Gb 7200 rpm Partitioned (just about in half) OS: WinXP Pro Sp2 I've benchmarked with Performance Test v5 and everything looks pretty good. Except my disk speeds SUCK! I'm getting my ***** kicked by a 1.7 Duron running a cheap 60 Gig IDE drive. It's embarrassing. I'm not sure what RAID driver I'm running, but it seems to work fine, just slow. Is there a BIOS setting that I'm missing or something? My CD/DVD is really slow as well. Also, it's not just the benchmark, I notice it on large files and disk intensive activities compared to other systems.