My Plex 716 reads/burns fine.But I am always reading these forums for info!After reading many posts on “transfer problems”.I found this on the net.Maybe some help to you who are having “unknown” slow transfers!!Sorry if this is the wrong forum!!
Starforce has received criticism for installing its own device driver onto computers. The Starforce drivers are often linked to system instability and computer crashes. If these problems occur, the end-user would be unware as to the cause of the problem, and would be helpless to solve the problem.
For example, here’s one of the common problems brought by Starforce: under Windows XP, if packets are lost during the reading or writing of a disk, XP interprets this as an error and steps the IDE speed down. Eventually it will revert to 16bit compatibility mode rendering a CD/DVD writer virtually unusable. In some circumstances certain drives cannot cope with this mode and it results in physical hardware failure (Most commonly in multiformat CD/DVD writer drives). A sure sign of this step down occurring is that the burn speeds will get slower and slower (no matter what speed you select to burn at). Starforce, on a regular basis, triggers this silent step down. Until it reaches the latter stages most people do not even realise it is happening.
Update: It has been reported by many users that the slowdown caused by StarForce on some recent multiformat DVD writers can cause irreversible hardware failures on those drives (they aren’t recognized anymore), as they aren’t supposed to write at slow speeds.
There is a list of games that are connected to this software at the link!
Hope this may help someone!!
Good Luck! Voodoo
UPDATE Just checked my machine, and I have it!Must get it from Demo’s Too!I don’t have any of these games but have tried a couple of the demo’s!Will try the cleaner tool and post back!!