I removed my Lite-On 52X CD-R and replaced it with the LG GSA-4160B. I wanted to leave the Lite-On installed, but it’s cable had only one connector, and the cable that came with the LG had 2 connectors, but was too short to connect to both drives (I could only have used the most distant connector). I just left the Lite-On cable attached to the secondary IDE channel on the motherboard and connected the LG to it. I also installed a SoundBlaster Audigy2 ZS. Windows XP installed the DVD drivers automatically, but.
When I display the contents of any CD I put in the LG, it is super slow. Opening a folder takes 6 to 40 seconds. If I draw a box to highlight files, the box will freeze for 8 seconds after the first file is highlighted, then the remaining files will highlight. If I change CDs it takes about 60 seconds to recognize and display the name of the new CD in Windows explorer.
Does anybody know what’s going on here? Also, if I keep the LG, is there extra long ribbon cable so I can also connect the Lite-On?