Why is it taking me 10 Minutes to read 3% of a game disk?



Why is it taking me 10 Minutes to read 3% of a game disk…I have a NEC reader and an IO/MAGIC WRITER, I am trying to copy Tiger Woods 2003 at 10x, 6x and even 4x and I am getting nowhere…should I choose the "copy cd’ option or should I choose “write to file” option…I am using the pre-formed profiles that I found on the forum but exactly when do I choose to use those profiles…I need some serious help I have been trying to copy my games for several months and quite frankly I am begining to loose patience…I could use some serious help.


10 minutes for the first 3% is normal for cds with safedisc protection. The protection uses unreadable sectors in the first ~10,500 sectors (generally a little over 3%). Just let the reading process continue and it will return to normal speed as soon as it’s finished reading that part of the cd.

Btw, please don’t post the same question on more than one forum. It’s called cross-posting and is against the Rules. :cop:

[I’ve deleted the cross-post on the clonecd forum accordingly.]