Is it normal for the drive to do a lot of seeking for 8-10 seconds (sounds like waaaaa-chuck, waaaaa-chuck) when a DVD is inserted before it 'spins up' and starts playing? I'm also running AnyDVD. This doesn't happen all of the time, I can't come up with a standard sequence that causes it and one that doesn't. It's also strange because some DVD's will rip at around 8x (takes about 15 minutes) and others will rip at like 2x (takes about an hour). Using CloneDVD in both cases (along with AnyDVD). This is my first experience with this drive and also the first time I've used these software packages, so I don't really know what's the cause or even if there actually is an issue.
Anybody else have any experience along these lines?