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DVD-Rom read speed has slowed


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Trippster

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Hi,

I am not sure what happened but recently my cd-rom is only reading between 2x-5x lately. It use to read between 10x-18x. I am not sure what was caused this or how to go about diagnosing what is wrong so any help would be great, thanks.

Im on XP Pro sp2 and heres a link to the drive I have. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106057

Edited by Trippster, 27 June 2008 - 05:26 PM.

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Neil Jones

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CD speeds are theoretical maximums. A 20x is the maximum speed that you can write to a disk at, it means it can write that fast, but doesn't mean it will write that fast.

When burning disks a lot is dependent on the media used. Some cheap brands won't write faster than 8x. Older disks won't write faster than 4x or 2x. Read speeds on a CD unit are more dependent on system usage at the time more than anything else. Again, 48x speed read is a theoretical maximum.
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