My old CD/DVD reader is starting to have problems (I get a machine check and a free reboot in XP every time I put a CD/DVD in the player, though after that it is OK) so I am in the market for a new reader. I already have a burner on this machine (and my other one) so am not interested in write speed. However, I would like to have a machine with as fast a read speed as possible. By that I mean:
- Starts up quickly (my other writers take 10-20 seconds between putting a CD in the machine and being able to see what is on the cd/dvd)
- Reacts quickly in games.
Time to copy a complete CD is not as important.
I guess what i need is a player which goes from stopped to showing data as quickly as possible. I’ve not been able to find this information in any reviews so perhaps someone here can help me?