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12-11-2002, 06:17 PM
Would someone out there kindly tells me why sometimes I can hear the CDROM is spinning really fast and the led flashes quickly and transfer rate is excellent and sometimes it's quiet and the led flashes or not flash at all and transfer rate sucks :(

Tested with same CD, with different CDROMs .. it's like all depends on the CDROM's mood :D

12-11-2002, 06:37 PM
reflectivity of recorded surface, laser wavelength, laser output (age related).....

These are all variables in the equasion that will affect the transfer speed.

Or not.

Jen C
12-11-2002, 06:47 PM
How to speed test your CD-ROM (http://users.glo.be/~erikd/cdspeedfaq.htm)