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Windows 7: Samsung External DVD Writer Very Slow

26 May 2015   #1
AfxTwn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Samsung External DVD Writer Very Slow

Hi, I have just built a new computer and have the NZXT H440 case but unfortunately you couldn't fit an internal cd/dvd writer so I have bought a Samsung SE-208GB external drive instead and connected to a USB 2.0 port. It works fine but it has very slow read speeds and seems to take a long time to rip an audio CD into iTunes (when compared to my old PC's internal drive).

Does anyone know the reason for this and if it can be fixed? I am using Win 7 HP 64 bit btw. It's a new install of the OS but is fully updated and with SP1.

Thanks.


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26 May 2015   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I had a similar problem a long time ago - see issue 3 of this hotfix
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/975617
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26 May 2015   #3
AfxTwn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure if that is similar to my problem as I am not trying to format a disc or burn to one, just ripping a CD to iTunes really.
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26 May 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A internal DVD will be hooked to a Sata port off the motherboard and will be much faster than a external USB 2.0 connection.
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26 May 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AfxTwn View Post
... but unfortunately you couldn't fit an internal cd/dvd writer so I have bought a Samsung SE-208GB external drive instead ...
Did you try another USB port yet?
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26 May 2015   #6
AfxTwn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I know an external drive might be a bit slower than an internal SATA drive but the highest speed I'm getting is 5.1x and yes I've tried another USB port. I read a review of the drive at CDR Labs: CDRLabs.com - Performance - CD Read | Samsung SE-208GB Portable 8x DVD Writer | Reviews and they show that the drive can read up to 24x so I don't understand why I'm seeing such slow speeds when ripping the CD. It's only writing to DVD's that the speed drops to 8x and I'm not really going to be burning DVD's much.

I don't think it's a fault with the drive itself, more of a software issue (possibly within Windows) that is stopping the drive from reading/ripping CD's at near it's maximum speed.
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26 May 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Maybe iTunes is at fault? Is "Use error correction" unchecked in options?
Tried another ripper? Like the good old WinAmp Winamp Media Player legacy site - WinampHeritage.com
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26 May 2015   #8
AfxTwn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yes error correction is turned off but I've never had a problem with iTunes before. I can try another ripper and see if that helps.
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26 May 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

AfxTwn
Please remember that from behind our keyboards we do not know what you do or do not know.
So you might get suggestion that you already know.

From post #6

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I know an external drive might be a bit slower than an internal SATA drive
Have a nice day
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26 May 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Don`t they sell E sata dvd drives, or at least usb 3.0 ? Return that thing
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