Tried to read disc image of Medal of Honor Allied Assault, using:
CloneCD ver 126.96.36.199
Plextor 24/10/40A f/w 1.03 - IDE 1 Master - DMA Enabled
Soyo Dragon+, latest 4-in-1 drivers.
Win98SE with latest service packs.
Fast error skip, 0 retries.
It took about 15 minutes just to skip past the bad sectors (800 through ~10000), then 20 minutes to actually read the disc - even with max speed selected.
The end copy didn’t work (new Safedisc 2 and all that) but I’m pretty sure the read process isn’t supposed to take over a half hour. My old Plextor a year ago could read safedisc 2 stuff in about 10 minutes or less for an entire CD.
I would appreciate hearing from anybody who has run into this problem, and/or resolved it.