Thanks guys for your replies, much appreciated. So If I am getting this right, the samsung drive is a bit more fussy with the CDs I put in it than my generic drive? /simple
I did read somewhere this issue was caused by a driver conflict (windows drivers overwriting the drivers needed to make drive work properly, or something), and that after uninstalling my IDE channels and rebooting, the same disc in the samsung drive showed 48x as expected. Albeit only until next restart. Can’t remember where I read that sadly.
The TDKs are made by ricoh according to Nero with a max of 40x.
It’s a nice quiet drive and all but it’s a shame it won’t run as fast as the generic IDE drive that came with my Dell. I will try new CD’s of a more robust brand but the fact it showed as 48x for a time makes me think something more sinister may be afoot!
Thanks again for your help. I know some more areas to troubleshoot. The search goes on…