1655 acting funny

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#1

it takes a LONG time to spin up and it just seems unhappy with life…you guys see anything abnormal?


#2

that recognition time seems really high…


#3

Nothing “abnormal”. What recognition time (22.8s?), depends on media and whats written on media. More info needed.

Does this happen with all discs. :slight_smile:


#4

Have you got overspeed enabled?

If I have that turned on some of the -R discs I burn take ages to be read, turn it off and they are found within a few seconds.


#5

the slow “access/recog” time happens on all cds. on most systems, you pop in a cd/dvd and bam within 5 seconds something fires up. mine takes close to 15 secs. this is on cd games, dvd movies, blank dvd’s, etc


#6

Actually, for the first time since I bought my 1655 in December, I had troubles today. I received a “Header fixation error” during a burn. Earlier in the day, I tried to rip a disc and the drive didn’t recognize the dual layer DVD-9 pressed disc I inserted (the light was off on the front). The same disc ripped fine on the 1640. I reflashed firmware and reinstalled the drive controllers. Now the drive is making chirping sounds and acting like it’s having trouble recognizing discs - but it seems to be working. I just ran a benchmark test on both the 1655 and the 1640. I hope my drive isn’t ready to croak.




#7

Did some Dual Layer DVD-9 pressed disc scans on both my 1655 and 1640.




#8

so my recognition time is DEFINITELY off. something is up. well i am getting a brand new 1655 so i will compare it to this one to see if it is software or hardware related (i guess it could be my ide cable or mobo…dammit)


#9

If a disc is difficult to read (scratches, poor burn qualtiy) it will take awhile to recognize, if at all.

You could also try using Nero DriveSpeed and adjust the spin-up/down times.


#10

If the new drive does not have the problem(s)
RMA this one. :slight_smile: