In Reply to: Re: FS4000US Extremely slow even using scsi posted by Wile E. Coyote on 05/18/03 at 4:09 AM:
Sorry, MESSAGE PART LOST
: Hi from a french coyote!
: My FS4000US is not a lightning, but NEVER as slow as you say!
: My config:
: athlon 1800xp
: 768MB RAM
cheap Initio 2900UW SCSI interface
I scan 4 slides, fare on, af on, 2000DPI, 42 bits, in 6'20"...
Question: At the moment it hangs, is there strong hard disk activity?
Yes: You need more memory
No: your SCSI-PCI chain is too slow
PCI chain is too slow.
: Also, I notice at the moment you describe, the scanner seems to transfer each image to the computer (for me 4 times one at the end of each image, not specially at the end), CPU activity is high at these moments. Perhaps a faster CPU will gain, but mostly if Hard Disk activity is little.
: My opinion is you should strongly increase your RAM (to 768-1GB). Everything on your computer will be more performant. Also, you may tune your WinXP, but that's very technical. A tool like TaskInfo from http://www.iarsn.com which can free some memory, is very useful, but no software will create the RAM you have not !
: Good luck!
: Wile E. Coyote