[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung SE-S084B. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]When I try to burn a CD with Nero Express, the CD is read extremely slow at 150 kb/s, which I think is about 1x speed (it’s supposed to read and write CDs at 24x). It is able to burn at 24x like it’s supposed to, and I tested it out with Nero DiscSpeed and its average read speed is 6.77x.
I also have an internal DVD-ROM in my laptop (which is what my external Samsung is hooked up to) and it is able to read a disc much faster in Nero Express, so it probably has nothing to do with Nero.
I’ve checked to make sure DMA is enabled on the HD, which it is. I also know that the Samsung drive is hooked into a USB 2.0 port, because I thought maybe it was slow because the USB port was only 1.0.
So I’ve basically tried everything I can think of and nothing seems to work. If anyone here can think of something I haven’t tried yet I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer.