I have a Samsung TSST-H352A DVD-ROM drive that won’t rip or read at more than 1/6 of its rated speed. I’ve updated to the latest official T05 firmware and double checked the DMA status in the primary/secondary IDE controllers.
My NEC-3500A reads up to the 48x max CD speeds but this dog won’t even hit 8x according to Nero drive speed.
When I’m ripping with EAC the NEC will run over 6x while the TSST only hits 2-3x.
What else can I try before I buy a new ripping drive?