I sent Digi an email but I thought I'd try here as well.
I have been ripping my entire CD collection to hard drive using my JLMS XJ-HD166S, installed OEM in an HP box. Firmware is the latest for the HP OEM DPS7. The whole setup is 12 months old.
I ripped about 120 or so CDs, using Windows Media Player V10 (embarrassed), each one taking about 2 minutes. In the course of about 4 or 5 CDs the rip process slowed to a crawl. I even got a couple of coasters doing on-the-fly copies using Alcohol 120%.
So, I started using my HP DVD Writer 400C (a Benq/Phillips OEM deal) to rip. Viola, I'm back to 2 minutes per disc.
I haven't done anything lately, like flashing drives, changing ASPI layers or any other kind of experiment. I was just ripping along and poof, 166 drive turns to poop. And it remains so even after a power off reboot.
Any thoughts? Is this just a paperweight now? I will barely recognize a CD and play it at this point.
Thanks for an answer,