Reads slow, but writes fast

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by creeper6996, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Had an older Memorex 16x for awhile, read through DVD Decrypter very fast, about 10 minutes per original. Just bought a new Plextor 760 18x and with all the same software, now my originals are taking at least 40 minutes each. Anyone know what's up? Gotta be the burner settings right?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you're using the Plextor 760 as a reader, then hold down the eject button for three seconds until the light blinks on the drive.
     
  3. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    So, I'm assuming that'll open the settings options? And, if so, do I choose one of the fastest speeds or maybe the "maximum" option? I'm waiting for it to complete the read process right now on an original.
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. That just enables "speedread" or whatever it's called. I'm too lazy to check.
    You probably have to hold down the button each time you boot into Windows as well.
     
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you wan't to fool around with "settings", then run Plextools (but most people say enabling "speedread" in Plextools doesn't work; they have to hold down the eject button). I have a PX-760a, but I don't use it as a reader.
     
  6. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    I did a search on my puter for Plextools and didn't find anything, looked under programs, didn't see anything. Know how I can find it? Please excuse my ignorance. I did the hold button thang and it worked like a champ, but would like to try and change it for good.

    Just to let you know Webslinger, I always appreciate your help.
     
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Would have come on a disc that shipped with the burner . . .

    Or visit http://plextools.com/download/download.asp

    I recommend enabling the bitsetting/booktype of +r and +r dl to "dvd-rom" in Plextools.

    You may very well be out of luck.

    Glad to help :agree:
     
  8. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, have a good evening.