Re-installs are fun

So my Averatec (Which I hate so much because they refurse to support it) had a 60GB 4200RPM harddrive. I recently ordered and installed a 100GB 5400RPM harddrive w/ an 8MB cache. This made a HUGE jump in performance for my machine (also added some ram which helps). HDTach reported something akin to a 4x jump in burst speed (from 25mbs to 93mbs). I also ripped 30 minutes of DVD...