I think I may have a weird problem (but who knows…maybe this is completely normal ). When I try to copy a cd (any cd) with the newest version of CCD or any version for that matter, it seems slower than it should for some reason. I like copying on the fly with most cds since it saves time of having to create an image to the HD. I have a LTD-163 and a LTR-48246S…both of these are rated at 48x maximum read (I am pretty confident on these values), but the max write speed I can get out of CCD when copying a cd on the fly is around 16X…now why did I suddenly switch to burning speeds??? Because I have always thought that the writer could only write as fast as the reader could send it data (in this case the LTD-163 is the reader). I ran Nero Drivespeed during an actual burn and I am getting some very strange results. The max read speed for the LTD-163 was 12X and the max read speed for the LTR-48246S was 20X!!! Here is something else that is strange…When the burn finishes and I close CCD, and then I rerun Drivespeed I get max read speeds of 48X for both drives! Is my CCD locking my drive speeds? Is there something I am doing wrong? Could this be a firmware problem? I am seriously thinking of switching over to Alcohol 120% completely, if CCD is to blame for this very weird problem.
These are my current firmwares that I am using:
-LTD-163: GH5Q (region free) - tried updating to latest, but seemed to make the drive’s read speed even slower