That does help, thanks!
I'm mostly concerned about this because of my most recent BIOS update to patch Spectre/Meltdown. I did take some noticeable hits. For instance, Freemake Video Converters conversion of 1 hour MP3's to MP4 video container files leaped from 2 hours for 4 of them to 8 hours! I'm also getting some slow down in creating image files in ImgBurn to HDD. However, my PC was bought in 2014, so its Spectre/Meltdown hit is going to be higher.
However, I've been getting more and more buffer recovery hits lately burning media. That's because ever since I updated the BIOS, my HDD light stays on pretty all the time for extended periods of time. And it's constantly, pretty much, going off and on when it's not. So, the drive is being accessed more since the update. In fact, sometimes the access is so severe I have to restart the PC to "recover" from this slowing down. These buffer recoveries during Writes can last about 2 minutes. I'm just concerned that, some day, a write will never resume because the HDD is constantly being accessed.