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nekrosoft13
09-12-08, 07:48 PM
right now doing a back-up just in case, re-install doesn't fix the problem, i will just restore it back.

about 2 weeks ago i noticed my blu-ray burner started acting funny, instead of reading at 6x, it only does about 3.3x max. it still will burn at 6x.

first thing i tried was different PC, and in my server it performs normaly.
then i tried removing all junk from PC, everything, all weird drivers etc.. still the same thing.

so now will try reinstall of windows. lets see what happens

Drolfrawd
09-12-08, 08:03 PM
Did you ask it to stop at once?

K007
09-12-08, 11:15 PM
holy crap blue ray burner ><

nekrosoft13
09-13-08, 02:26 PM
found out what was causing the problem, it was Daemon Tools

as soon i installed daemon tools blu-ray drive speed was cut down. now need to find another image mounting program

mullet
09-13-08, 04:36 PM
found out what was causing the problem, it was Daemon Tools

as soon i installed daemon tools blu-ray drive speed was cut down. now need to find another image mounting program

Crap, when you find a solution let us know.

nekrosoft13
09-13-08, 04:55 PM
to be more specific is SPTD that is causing the problem is a joint component between Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%

so unless that gets updated soon, there is no solution.

blu-ray playback is fine, just ripping takes 3 times longer then it should

crainger
09-13-08, 07:40 PM
Don't rip games nekro.

nekrosoft13
09-13-08, 08:26 PM
i was meant to say takes, there are no games on blu-ray

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 09:47 AM
Crap, when you find a solution let us know.

seems DVD-Burners are also affected

http://forum.duplexsecure.com/showthread.php?t=498

ASUSEN7900GTX
09-15-08, 09:57 AM
i see that´s why my pioneerr 111d performs wierdly damn daemon tools knew there was more trouble than help with that damn it

ASUSEN7900GTX
09-15-08, 10:00 AM
Verbatim
BD-RE rewriteable 2xspeed 25GB 5pcs

836,00 SEK

that is what we in sweden has to pay for 5 blu ray discs seems i ain´t going BR until a it is old news and cheaper than a vovlo from 60´s

ok that was RW

this is none RW

Verbatim
BD-R 2xspeed 25GB 5pcs

378,00 SEK

still alot more expensive than 5 DL discs are


LG Blu-Ray Burner
2395SEK

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 10:21 AM
I have no idea what SEK value is, but here is not that much.

DVD+R DL, I only buy Verbatim(made in Singapore), only good +R DL disc, everything is else is not worth the effort, ok i also buy some cheap crap sometimes, but only to burn something for someone else, never burn my stuff on it.

comparing advertised capacity 8.5gb vs 25gb

Best Buy
VERBATIM
15pack spindle for $33 = $2.2 per disc = 26 cents per GB
5pack cases for $20 = $4 per disc = 47 cents per GB
20pack spindle for $39 = $1.95 per disc = 23 cents per GB

Fry's Electronics
PANASONIC 4x
1pack case for $10 = 39 cents per GB

MEMOREX 4x
15pack spindle for $60 = $4 per disc = 16 cents per GB


the reason for two different stores is because neither of them care both brands

ASUSEN7900GTX
09-15-08, 10:32 AM
SEK is swedish Currency

378SEK for 5 Blu-Ray Verbatim 25gb discs equals in U.S= $56.25681

is that what yo pay for 5 Blu-Ray discs?

25 Spinlde of verbatim dual layer is 498SEk

that is
74.11612 USD


so sweden is very expensive to live in

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 10:45 AM
blu-ray 1x speed = 4.5MB/s
dvd 1x speed = 1.35MB/s

1x blu-ray = about 3.34x DVD

6x blu-ray = about 27MB/s = 20x DVD (fastest DVD read speed is 18x possible on few drives after firmware hack)

blu-ray might top out at 12x, so about 56x dvd speed

right now i have LG 6x blu-ray burner

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 11:02 AM
a bit more detailed post
http://club.cdfreaks.com/2124738-post131.html

LovingSticky
09-15-08, 01:40 PM
to be more specific is SPTD that is causing the problem is a joint component between Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%

so unless that gets updated soon, there is no solution.

blu-ray playback is fine, just ripping takes 3 times longer then it should

Get VirtualCD - Das Original :)

It does not use SPTD.sys, like Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%, but their own (much better and 100% stable) driver. Many games block SPTD.sys, but not VirtualCD.

http://www.virtualcd-online.com/

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 02:13 PM
i'm using virtualCD right now, only problem is that it doesn't have tray icon, need to go to my computer to run it.

i was also considering trying this program

MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM
MagicDisc is freeware. It is very helpful utility designed for creating and managing virtual CD drives and CD/DVD discs. For anyone who deals with CD-based programs – it is a MUST. MagicDisc allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto CD or DVD in order to easily access your favorite games, music, or software programs ---- It works like a real CD/DVD-ROM: You can run programs, play games, or listen to music from your virtual CD-ROM. Allowing you to run your game images at over 200x faster than from a conventional CD/DVD-ROM. MagicDisc is a powerful utility that uses a unique combination of options to ensure a perfect back-up every time. Partner with MagicISO, Your original games/program discs can be safely stored away, MagicISO mean that you always have your expensive media stored safely as CD/DVD image file on your hard drive, and use them with MagicDisc just like using the original discs. At the office: Program discs and many other applications generally require the original disc to be in the computer's CD-ROM drive. This restricts the amount of people in your office who can have access to the same software at the same time without the cost of additional discs. MagicDisc virtual drives resolve that problem for you. No more hunting around the offices for that elusive disc you need to run your application, everything you require is just a click away.

All supported CD/DVD image formats

BIN (CDRWin)
IMA/IMG (Generic disk images)
CIF (Easy CD Creator)
NRG (Nero - Burning ROM)
IMG/CCD (CloneCD)
MDF/MDS (Fantom CD)
VCD (Farstone Virtual Drive)
VaporCD (Noum Vapor CDROM)
P01/MD1/XA (Gear)
VC4/000 (Virtual CD)
VDI (Virtuo CD Manager)
C2D (WinOnCD)
BWI/BWT (BlinkWrite)
CDI (DiscJuggler)
TAO/DAO (Duplicator)
PDI (Instant Copy)
MagicDisc has automatically Detecting engine, so user try to open any CD/DVD image files with MagicDisc.
http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm

i'm not installing Daemon Tools again until they fix this, don't need a program to screw around with my Blu-ray drive.

LovingSticky
09-15-08, 02:22 PM
i'm using virtualCD right now, only problem is that it doesn't have tray icon

It does.

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 02:46 PM
how do you enable it? mine won't show up, have to go to my computer and right click on the drive

LovingSticky
09-15-08, 04:33 PM
I have a retail version, and it does show tray icon by default. Guess trial does not have it?

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/340/virtualcdet7.jpg

Anyway, get something that does not use SPTD.sys. That driver is pure evil, and causes many Vista x64 crashes.

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 04:36 PM
haha, we are not talking about same program, i was talking about slysoft freeware virtual clonedrive

LovingSticky
09-15-08, 04:43 PM
There is only one "Das Original" :-) AnyDVD HD from Slysoft is great, but clonedrive is crap.

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 04:43 PM
what image formats can it mount?

ASUSEN7900GTX
09-15-08, 04:45 PM
i´m Dlín the "das" original :)

well if it is better than daemon and has all of daemons stuff then there is no use for other virtual software

LovingSticky
09-15-08, 04:57 PM
what image formats can it mount?

Nero (*.nrg)
WinOnCD (*.c2d)
CDRWin (*.xmf)
CloneCD (*.img)
ISO files (*.iso)
Bin format (*.bin)
Alcohol 120% (*.mdf)
BlindWrite (*.bwi; *.b5i, *.b6i)

Plus its own VCD format (the best choice for your own CD/DVD rips). It can also execute scripts, like "mount STALKER DVD image, run STALKER, dismount image".