For months, I have experienced flawless performance from my Lite-On DVD-ROM. However, 3 weeks ago I began seeing significantly increased ripping times for DVD archiving. I also have a Lite-On LDW-451s which is able to perform ripping in about half the time. I have a 120GB HD with 2 partitions dedicated soley for storing images. Both partitions were clean when the slowdown occurred.
A few days ago, I noticed something interesting. Windows Device Manager has my DVD-ROM listed as a “JLMSXJ-HD166S.” Is this a valid Lite-On drive?? Both Lite-On websites (liteon.com and liteonit.com) were useless, offering no information on their DVD-ROM products. I figure that something is amiss because I have an older machine with the same model Lite-On DVD-ROM installed and the Device Manager on that machine lists it as a “Lite-On” drive.
Any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.