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post #1 of 14
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The issue started recently.

I have a S-ATA Samsung SH-223C DVD Writer.

Any music played from the drive, be it on WMP, Winamp or VLC is choppy and stuttery, like someone pulsing the play/pause button rapidly.

I have checked in Device Manager, and the settings for Channel 0 are as follows:

ATAPI Cdrom Ultra DMA Mode 5
DMA Enabled

Yes, I have Googled this issue, and many others say that it is caused by the DVD drive going into PIO mode instead of DMA, but mine has been in DMA all along.

Furthermore, it occurs on both my sig rig and my HP rig.
This is really annoying. I've never had this issue when I was still using IDE DVD writers.

The speed at which music is ripped from the CD has also decreased greatly.
In the past, it took mere seconds to rip one track from the CD; at the moment it has taken me over eight minutes to get a three-minute track off a regular Audio CD.

I do not wish to revert to an IDE drive just to solve the issue.
Reverting to an IDE drive means solving this issue and causing another - and that is the fat cable effectively sealing off half my heatsink fan's intake; due to the positioning of the heatsink in relation to the DVD drive in my crammed HP chassis.

And no, buying another chassis is not an economical way to solve this problem.

It came all of a sudden, without me messing around with system files or anything, so it's only fair for me to expect a fix that costs nothing.

What do you guys think?
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If you copy files what kind of a transfer rate do you get from the drive?
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It came all of a sudden, without me messing around with system files or anything, so it's only fair for me to expect a fix that costs nothing.
Interesting stream of logic given that random hardware failure fits your description the best..
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If you copy files what kind of a transfer rate do you get from the drive?

Interesting stream of logic given that random hardware failure fits your description the best..
I have no idea - yet.

Let me pop in a data CD tomorrow morning and we'll find out.

It's not 'random hardware failure', there is no way that both a Pentium D and Xeon rig are experiencing the same problems.

And the two drives are 1 month old, and have only been used on two CD's.
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Maybe the drive is fine, and your CDs are bad.
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It is highly unlikely that both drives go bad at the same time, and that seven music CDs are bad. ><

This is not supposed to happen, its driving me nuts.
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Go into device manager, uninstall the DVD drive, then reboot to have Windows re-install it to see if that helps.

Try a different SATA data cable.

Try removing the upper and lower filters in the registry.
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Will try that.

As for data, I couldn't find a single CD in the house with data or a video stored on it so I could actually transfer.

You know you can't drag-and-drop CD Audio files, right.
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I did some checking and it seems that those SH-223C drives are known to be problematic. What chipset is the controller are you connecting them to?

Have you tried reverting back to the standard MS Sata Driver? Quite often SATA Optical Drives work better with the plain jane MS drivers that the vender/chipset supplied driver.

Is the SH-223C plugged into a controller that is set to AHCI? Sometimes that will cause problems with optical drives. Try setting it to IDE or Compatibility mode.

What firmware revision is it? You might try flashing to a newer firmware if there is one available.

Did you use the same data cable in both rigs? If so then there is a good chance that it is the data cable.

But due to some posts I've seen in other forums dedicated to Optical Drives and the fact that it is acting up on more than one system I have a feeling that the drive itself is failing and will need to be replaced.
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I've never installed any drivers for the DVD writer. All are default ones that come with MS.

I just plugged the writer in and booted the computer.

AFAIK the drives are in IDE mode. I have no SSD and as such, never messed with the settings in the BIOS. Default settings should be IDE for most; if not all boards, right?

The two rigs have their own SH-223 each.
Both use an ASUS black S-ATA cable with a retainer clip, which has worked fine on numerous other hard drives and the DVD writer in my friend's rig, just not on my own rig.

The sig rig has a JMicron chipset, and I wonder what the hell my HP has. LOL.
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Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.0 ASROCK Z68 Pro 3 M AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GD5 (Reference) 2x KVR1333D3N9/4G 
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2x KVR1333D3N9/2G Transcend SSD370 128GB WD Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT Samsung SH-223C 
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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer-C AKASA Ball Bearing Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2311H 
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Armaggeddon Strike Eagle MKI-3 (Kailh Red) Dell (Foxconn) F320EM-00 320W 80PLUS Gold CoolerMaster Elite 341 CM Storm SPAWN 
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Dell USB Powered 2.0 
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Try loading the chipset drivers and the jMicrom drivers.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 DFI LanParty LT P35-T2R 2 x HD4670QT512P CF Patriot PVS24G8500ELKN 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Stock pfsense Acer H233H Antec EarthWatts 430 
CaseAudio
custom onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 Lapped @ 3.4 GA-EP45-UD3R EVGA 9600GSO 384m 96SP 4G (2x2) Patriot Viper PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Maxtor, 320WDC. 320Seagate NEC ND-3550 & LiteOn CM Hyper 212+ w/PP Blademasters XP Pro SP3 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer H233H Rosewill RG630-S12 NZXT BetaEVO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 7300LE 2G PNY PC2-6400 
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80Gig WDC SATA NEC ND3540A Win 7 Ultimate 64bit/XP Pro Acer H233H 
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