"Ex-COC" <fakename@xxxxxx> wrote in
> I posted a week or so ago about the fact I noticed Vista was faster in
> disk IO and about all said that was not that case.
> I downloaded Dacris for a HD benchmark and found that:
> XP - 140MB/s
> Vista - 110MBs
> So the benchmark proves that XP is faster in that respect but still I
> notice Vista:
> 1. Under Vista in Media Player, all 200+ videos I have come up as
> thumbnails. XP is still working on it and that is after deleting the
> Media Player database and re-importing everything as well as letting
> it sit there to try and create thumbnails. Also, when I add MP3s to
> Media Player and do a 'add to library it scans the same folders in
> about a third of the time as XP.
> 2. I have one folder with 220GB of MP3 files. XP Explorer could never
> read it so I got Opus. Vista Explorer and read the folder fine and
> sort all the files in seconds. Using Opus under Vista it reads the
> file information (artist, album, etc) in about a third of the time as
> Conclusion: XP may be faster for file IO, but Vista deals with NTFS at
> lot quicker.
> I spending a lot more time in Vista than XP at this point and have
> ordered some upgrades I will need to use Vista full time.
Are you using the same anti-virus program under XP and Vista ?
There are several CD's I have that each contain a 400+ MB single exe
file. For a time, it appeared as all of them were unreadable when I put
them in the CD drive.
They weren't. The problem was, when I went to access the CD, the AV
program, Norton, took a REALLY long time to scan the file. That is what
was causing it to appear that the CD couldn't be read with Explorer.
I only figured it out after a failed Norton update which crashed the
realtime scanning engine so it wasn't running. One of those CD's was
still in the CD tray, and I went back to Explorer for something else and
had realized that the CD Drive was now showing the disk label. Trying the
other 'bad' CD's which now worked, and then re-starting Norton, and going
thru the experiment again and finding that they didn't 'work' once again,
sealed Norton fate. It was gone from my machine shortly after.