I’m new here and my first post is a question…
I’ve recently got a new VGN-FE11H laptop with a Pioneer DVR-K16M optical drive (dual layer DVD-R etc).
Anyway, it seems to run VERY slowly with audio CDs. For example, I can do a speed test on a data CD and it reads at the full 24x. Pop in an audio CD (original or CD-R) and it fails to get above 8x. It does this consistently.
Data CDs/DVDs etc it seems to get pretty much upto max quoted speeds.
Audio CDs (not MP3 - they’re data) it’s dog slow. It takes 12 mins (!!) to rip a CD to MP3 or to create a hard disk image of it!
If there are some helpful owners out there with this laptop/optical drive, could you download the Nero CD/DVD speed test app from www.cdspeed2000.com (it’s free and doesn’t need to be installed - just a single, standalone executable, no need for Nero or anything else) and run a few tests on your drives and see what results you get?
As an aside, if I go into Device Manager, it appears I have 2 primary and only 1 secondary IDE controller. They are all running in DMA mode btw. I thought IDE controllers should be in pairs - one primary and one secondary?
Any help/support with this will be very much appreciated.