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18 Dec 2003 1:02 PM
Is 64 minutes a normal read time for a 7.2GB movie?? Even small 4GB movies take at least 40 min to read.

I have Plat V.3.2.1, and a Plexttor P708A 4x/8x drive.

It seems older versions of Plat read faster...3.2.1 is very slow.

Any intensions or plans to address this? Or is there somethign I should do on my end to improve performance? Otherwise, everything seems to be working great.


18 Dec 2003 5:02 PM

Yepper, you could purchase a 16X DVD-ROM,


All will improve you rip times.
Do you have an application accelerator installed?


18 Dec 2003 6:04 PM
Thank you for the answer. It's the reading time that takes so long. I have 4X media, the actual burn is only about 12 minutes. But reading takes an hour for longer movies.

I dont know what an aplication accelerator is. Is this somehting I download from the 321 website?

19 Dec 2003 7:07 AM
I'm new at this, but I had the same problem with my sony 530a.Running xp with the drive as a slave on the second ide channel, it would not run in DMA. Stuck on pio mode. I moved it to master and my read times went from 60 to 15 minutes.

19 Dec 2003 11:17 AM
Thank you. I checked and both my Primary and Secondary IDE channels were already set to DMA. When I installed it, my Plextor Drive was plugged in as the Master. I put the jumper on Cable Select because it has the shared cable inside going from the master to the slave.

Should I change the jumper to master? Or where can I see how the drive is talking with the computer?

Overall it is working well, I have made many many backups. But the speed is not at all what I think it should be, and I'd like to make it more efficient.

19 Dec 2003 4:34 PM

if your running xp to go to:control panel/performance and maintenance/administrative tools/computer management/open device manager/expand the IDE controllers. then right click on the primary or secondary.choose properties then the advanced tab. This will show your settings and what they are actually running at. I would also set your drive to master.

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4 Jan 2004 10:54 AM

Here's what I did to drastically reduce my read times (60 min to 25 mins on DVD-9) using DVDXCopy Platinum

If you notice that your 16x DVD-ROM is ripping at only 2x instead of 16x, visit the Windows XP "Device Manager" located in "Hardware" tab within "System Properties" (found within the "Control Panel").

Once there, locate "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" and expand it. Then, click on each item, and
choose "Uninstall." DO NOT reboot until each controller has been selected to be removed.

After rebooting, Windows will most likely ask you to reboot again, once it has redetected your controllers, please do so.

Once you have returned to Windows, reattempt ripping your DVDs, it worked for me, up to 14.9x (DVD-5) and up to 8x (DVD-9) using DVD Decrypter.

Approx 5-8 mins for DVD-5 movies with CSS protection.

( Movie Tested )- Beavis and Butthead: Do America

Approx 15 mins for DVD-9 movies with CSS protection.

( Movie Tested )- Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

I hope this helps.
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