I know I should probably be familiar with these terms but I'm not and I'm beginning to wonder if they may hold the key to my constant sudden freezing and dropping of frames in my studio 8. The product worked great for about 2 years and not is crashing/ freezing constantly even WITH a reinstalled windows XP os and a seperate hard drive for video. Could someone explain to me in very simple terms how I can configure my system dell 8250 windows xp so that when I'm using my video software this drive will get priority? I have the software itself installed on my C drive (main) and the captured video on a seperate drive- is this correct? Are there modifications to settings I can make to my hard drive configuration then to make the process smoother? I do use enditall if that makes a difference. I have gone from being able to capture up to 2 hours to barely 2 minutes iwthout freezing.