I have an NEC 3500, and i cannot seem to get it to read any faster than about 4.5X with any of the DVD decoding/encoding software i've tried (DVD decrypter, DVD Shrink, Nero, Alcohol) which leads me to belive its a hardware setting problem rather than a software problem.
I read the posts stuck at the top of this thread, as i assume there must be some sort of "standard things to check" but i havent been able to find one.
I do know that DMA if avail is enabled on this drive. But other than that im not sure what to check. I did upgrade the firmware from the NEC site to 2.18, didnt change anything performance wise.
Where do i start? This is a brand new computer and it reads slower than my old Pentium III with a 2 year old Lite-On drive.