MHDD can also access DCO (Device Configuration Overlay), and that allows you to not only change hard drive’s capacity, but also switch some hard drive functions, such as LBA48 support, Security commands support and others.
Some manufacturers (for example, Dell and HP) use DCO to reduce capacity for marketing needs.
Hard drive manufacturers use decimal gigabytes while operating systems use binary gigabytes.
So, your 300 GB hard drive will show up in Windows as a 279 GB hard drive.
Motherboard can create a so-called “Host protected area” on your hard drive to store its data.
The following site has a comprehensive guide to the services running on Windows 10 and helps locate the services that are safe to disable: Windows 10 Service Configurations by Black Viper Please note that we would recommend that disabling Windows services should be done only by advanced users.
If you are still experiencing audio performance problems after optimising your computer for audio, please Contact Technical Support Disable Fast Boot Some users may experience an issue where audio becomes slowed down after booting the computer. For instructions on this and further information please see this article.
Example: they need to ship 1000000 computers with 40GB hard drives, but they only have 80GB drives in stock.
They will use their own DCO tools to lock capacity to 40GB.A good troubleshooting step is to try disabling your network adapters in Device Manager, and then test local audio (like an .mp3) and see if you continue to have issues. Disabled adapters can easily be re-enabled at any point.Disable Windows services One way in which you can make more resources available to improve audio performance, is to disable unnecessary Windows 10 services as these use valuable resources.- Once finished, press "OK" If you wish to optimise your Windows 10 graphics for the best performance use the "Adjust for best performance" option.Disable Network cards Sometimes, network card drivers can cause problems with audio.This area is used when you want to restore the original state of your desktop PC or laptop without using CD/DVD disks. In this case, to restore the original capacity of the hard drive with the HDD Capacity Restore tool that we include in this article, you may need to remove the hard drive out of its original PC/laptop and temporary attach it to another PC.