Though it might possibly be unrelated
I was playing CD while programming.
The CD could very well cause the slowdown problems. This is a known problem and can vary on consoles depending which model of CD drive is installed.
I just had to...
Oh Chris! Very interesting point about power-cycling DPs. My DPs are on stage and running on UPSs. I honestly haven't rebooted a DP in a year.....
As for the DPs, is power-cycling something I should consider more often?