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    Slow cd drive

    i recently brought a Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM

    however when i copy something from a cd to my hdd, i only get 9mb/sec max.

    and im sure i used to get alot more.

    Any suggestions to quicken it up?
    Last edited by r_j_k_p; 18-03-2009 at 01:15 PM.

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    SATA drive, so have you changed controllers on your board?

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    it connects via the pc using sata cables..

    its this one: Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    Go into hardware properties and check that the drive is using DMA.

    Also your CD might have a 'turbo' mode that means that most of the time it's actually slowed down for quietness - on my sony drive I just have to hold the eject button for 3 seconds and it then blinks and allows full speed (noisy) operation.

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    where do i find hardware properies on vista?

    tried device manager, nothing about any advanced performance mode

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    Device manager -> IDE/ATA/ATAPI controllers -> primary/secondary IDE channel -> Advanced Settings

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    yup DMA is enabled

    its ultra dma mode 4

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    Just a quick thought, what CD/DVD are you reading from?


    If it is scratched etc, then it may just be the error checking slowing the performance down. Have you got another you can try?

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    Ye thought that too.

    tried 2 different discs, discs are scratch free and of good quality

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    anyone know what kinda speeds i should be expecting, assuming that the hdd is idle.

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    any suggestions?

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    Have you tried uninstalling the device in device manager, then restarting?

    Otherwise have you got the instructions that came with the drive and are able to find out if it has a 'quiet' mode as mentioned above?

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    Got the same drive, google for 1.09 firmware. Sorts out the LED problem at least
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    Re: Slow cd drive

    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteGiant View Post
    Got the same drive, google for 1.09 firmware. Sorts out the LED problem at least
    keep getting the "available target not found" error

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    Re: Slow cd drive

    Using this? Pioneer site linky.

    If so, maybe a dodgy drive?
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    Re: Slow cd drive

    yup jus tried it again, no luck

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