I am currently ripping my CD library, and sometimes the reading speed resets to 8x. It can NOT be changed in PlexTools, it will reset back immediately. Sometimes the problem just goes away automatically, I do not yet know in which conditions.
When using Exact Audio Copy the reading speed works in an odd way, the drive first reads a variable amount of data in slow speed and when spins up more... And sometimes it never spins up more.
It is said that PlexTools also provides accurate ripping of CDs, it seems to be much faster then EAC, I suppose this happens, because it relies on C2 error detection. Is the C2 as good method as what EAC uses, and does C2 work properly with this unit?
The drive (and the computer) is pretty new so I have not yet tried burning different medias and so forth. Once the drive went into state there it would not recognize any CD. Only boot helped. Also I think that this drive recognizes CD / CD-R slower than my old Samsung CD-R/RW. Is this typical for new DVD enabled drives?