Not sure if this belongs here, or in the general hardware forum…mods feel free to move it where you feel it fits
I recently just picked up this 167T drive from Newegg, and it seems to have a strange problem during reading.
First off, I updated my firmware to the hacked 167T.9S15.patched-rs16xR_16xRW_10xDVD9 firmware from Codeguys, and also removed the region protection with LtnRPC.
Whenever reading a disc, towards the end of the disc my drive starts to slow down quite a bit for some reason. I thought at first this was just my media, but I have tried 3 different medias (TY’s, G04’s, and Optodisc) and they all give the same results in Nero CD-DVD Speed. So then I tried a couple movies (the originals, not copies) and I get the same thing…towards the end of the disc the speeds gets sporatic and sort of jumps around.
Thinking this might just be some weird bug with Nero CD-DVD Speed, I ripped several DVD’s and copied media with the drive, and DVD Decrypter also slows down towards the end of the disc…Im not sure what is causing this
The drive never hangs though, it will read the disc all the way to the end, and with Decrypter it will decrypt an entire movie with no problems…just with this strange problem it makes it impossible for me to use Nero CD-DVD Speed to get accurate readings of my burnt media with this drive
Also of note, I checked all this media on my NEC 2500A, and my Samsung DVD-Rom, and although they are slower than my 167T, they read the media almost perfectly all the way to the end and give very good graphs in Nero CD-DVD Speed.
Any ideas on what could be causing this??