I just bought one of these drives, been trying to set it up. I downloaded the codeguys firmware with riplock removed. Now I’ve seen some Nero transfer rate test from other people who are getting nice curves with this drive reaching 16x with no speed drops.
My drive however, always seems to get speed drops once it reaches around 13-14x. It will drop down to 6-7x, then go fast again, and it will get several of these during the scan. It will usually almost get up to 16x, but getting the speed drops the whole way. Just seems like this drive craps out once over 13x. When I rip a movie in dvddecrypter, I see this speed drops as well, although the rip completes successfully with no errors.
I’m not running any other tasks whatsoever while scanning.
DMA is enabled, and I even removed the primary and secondary ide channels and rebooted. I’ve tried 4 different pressed discs (all scratch free in great shape) and a couple of +R discs as well.
Sound to you guys like this drive may be defective? Anyone else had this problem and found a solution for it. Any help appreciated.