have a memorex 362e (36x) cd-rom drive. i also have a sony cd-r/rw drive. i just did a clean install to xp and even though the drive is recognized correctly, it will only read at 8x (according to the Nero tests). it doesnt even sound like it is spinning up like it used to. because of this, i can only copy cds at 4x speed. this is painfully slow. memorex doesnt offer a firmware upgrade that i can find. i have flashed my mb bios, and updated every driver i can find. everything else seems to work fine (including the sony cd drive) and this drive ran fast enough for me on win 98. what can i do short of buying another drive?
the requisite stats:
abit th7-raid w/p4 1.7ghz