I have the drive mentioned in the title and it seems to be very slow at reading stamped DVDs for some reason. Today, I picked up my Battlefield 3 pre-order and just popped it in the drive. Once the install (through EA's Origin) began, it said it was going to take > 1 hour to install an 11GB game from disc. I'm watching the installation now and it is transferring at 2.5MB/sec!!! I have a 50Mbps fiber connection that could download the game faster than that. This drive is supposed to be capable of 16x DVD read speeds which, if I did the math correctly, should be ~ 21.6MB/s, no? My drive came with the latest firmware 1.05 and it's installed in the system below:
Asus P8P67 Deluxe (B3)
i7-2600k @ stock
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
Crucial C300 128GB
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 w/SP1
Anybody have any thoughts on this? BF3 is not the only disc that's been slow to read for me. Deus Ex and Dead Island took forever, as well.