I read lots of tests before buying this DVD-ROM. I wanted a Pioneer DVD 115 but read that the Lite-On was a much faster drive for DAE - and that’s something I use a lot.
A review I read on Amazon’s UK website said that it could rip CD’s at 38x - I’ve got to 12.8x using Nero’s latest version of DAE and that’s as fast as it goes. I’ve got DMA enabled and it’s sitting on IDE channel 2 as a master as Lite-On recommend.
Also, though I don’t think I’ll play many movies on my PC, I did try the drive out and there’s a lack of smoothness to the video output. I’m using the copy of Power DVD 4 bundled with the drive and I have stopped using certain video features to take the load off the CPU as Cyberlink recommend.
I’ve downloaded a Cyberlink patch and installed Direct-X 9.0 also but movies are still a real disappointment on my PC. My graphics card is an unremarkable Trio, my sound card is a Soundblaster 64 and my CPU is an Pentium II 450 Mhz (can that be right - it’s what the BIOS detects?). I’ve got stacks of disk space and stacks of memory.
The only thing I can think of is to connect the drive to the IDE controller card I bought to support my Maxtor 40 Gb HDD. Is that worthwhile? Any other ideas? I love Lite-On products but I’m not getting the best out of this baby… Help!