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Windows 7: How do I change CD-ROM speed? (Transfer speed is extremely slow)

05 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
How do I change CD-ROM speed? (Transfer speed is extremely slow)

Hello guys!

So I bought this kick-ass laptop from MSI. It is pretty good. These are the specs (in case they aid in finding a solution to my problem):

Name: MSI WorkStation Series GT60 2OKWS-674US

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

CPU: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-4800MQ

Hard drive: 1 TB 7200 RPM, 128 GB Solid-State Drive

Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K3100 with 4 GB DDR3 VRAM

Hard disk description: SATA

Optical Storage Device: BD Burner

Cache Memory installed size: 6.0

Problem statement:

I am trying to copy files from a DVD disc (some 3 GB of data) using the CD-ROM on this laptop. The transfer speed is EXTREMELY LOW! It starts with almost 3.5 MB/sec at first, but then after 10 seconds or so, it gets down to 500 KB/sec! The transfer was going to take approximately 6 hours, which is a lot for a laptop with specs like mine.

I tried to copy the same DVD to another laptop, which had much lower specs than my MSI, the approximated time was 10 minutes.

I tried to update CD-ROM but it told me that it was up to date.

Please help me guys!

Best regards,

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05 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

The Specs don't mean nothing buddy, however the specs of the DVD Driver do... :)
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05 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

This is my optical drive specs from msi's website
Optical Drive Tray-in DVD Super Multi/ BluRay Combo / BluRay Writer
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05 Sep 2014   #4

Win7 Pro 32bit

I've been fighting with this exact same problem with Windows 7 for over two years, on FOUR different computers - 3 with Win 7 and one with Vista - and we're not alone. This BS started with Vista and Windows 7 Betas. It's a known Windows kernel bug that didn't exist in XP and isn't going to be fixed.

How do I get around this? I put all my thousands of small files into 4GB VeraCrypt containers and burn them to DVD+RW. Transferring large files from DVD to Desktop goes fast enough. Then I launch VeraCrypt and open the file, and dig out the one I want. Large Zip files work well, too.
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06 Sep 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Do guys think that if I buy an external CD-DRIVE, it will solve the problem?
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04 May 2015   #6
Tom Barrister

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Solve it by leaving 1995 and entering 2015. DVD storage is obsolete. Buy some (USB) flash drives/sticks and backup to those.
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04 May 2015   #7
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)

I think that if you look in the tutorials for one called something like "add copy to / move to " the right click context menu and use that instead of the idiotic windows paste thing it will do what you expect. I just tried with a 4gig dvd and windows way would take a looooonnnng time. Brink's way took about 4 1/2 minutes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2015   #8

Win7 Pro 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tom Barrister View Post
Solve it by leaving 1995 and entering 2015. DVD storage is obsolete. Buy some (USB) flash drives/sticks and backup to those.
Nope. USB drives are no faster on the two Win7 and one Vista rigs in my house than DVD+RW.
DVD storage is not obsolete. Discs and burners are still widely available for sale.
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