I just purchased Pinnacle Studio Version 8 with their video capture card included. I took out my old card that came with the computer, installed the Pinnacle, loaded the software as instructed, started the software and tested the data rate. My rate is 3469 Kbyte/sec read, 3651 Kbyte/sec write. The system needs a minimum of 4374 to capture video. I have Windows XP home edition, a pent. 4 processor at 1.6 mhz, 512mb ram, and an 80gig hd. I have already run scandisk and defraged the hard drive. Also installed the update to version 8. Most of the research I did indicates I should be running at a rate of 30,000 - 40,000 with DMA enabled. Windows XP defaults to enable, but my device manager shows both my primary and secondary IDE Channels' "Transfer mode" set to "DMA IF AVAILABLE", but the current transfer mode is PIO. I am going nuts trying to increase this speed, but have exhausted all research I understood as being related to this problem. Hopefully someone else has solved this problem a lot faster than I and can provide me guidance.