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Odd Playstation read behavior


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I'm getting unusual behavior reading Playstation CD's.

 

What happens is for 2 and a half minutes, they read at regular speed, then drop to 2x and stay at 2x, save for an initial burst of speed with 1 minute remaining before dropping back again to 2x, resulting in 20 minute image file creation on large discs.

 

It's done this on more than 5 games, so it appears to do it on all.

 

I've powered off the device, restarted the PC, and powered the device back on.  Same results.

 

I read an Audio CD image I had imaged about 2 weeks ago with normal read speeds and it still read at the proper speed.  I can also red Mixed Mode CD's at regular speed.  I created a near full 700 MB CD of just data, burned it to CD-R, and read it back to an image file; it read at normal speed.  So, this only happens on Playstation game discs.

 

Now, I can't even recall the last time I read a Playstation game disc to an image in ImgBurn, so it's been years, probably.  Maybe on the WH16NS60, this is normal behavior.

 

Not that it will probably help, but here's a log:

 

I 16:21:46 Source Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE  WH16NS60 1.03 (R:) (USB 3.0)
I 16:21:46 Source Media Type: CD-ROM
I 16:21:46 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 4x, 8x, 10x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x
I 16:21:46 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 48x
I 16:21:46 Source Media Sectors: 107,944
I 16:21:46 Source Media Size: 253,884,288 bytes
I 16:21:46 Source Media File System(s): ISO9660
I 16:21:46 Read Speed (Data/Audio): 56x / 56x
I 16:21:46 Destination Free Space: 765,896,953,856 Bytes (747,946,244.00 KiB) (730,416.25 MiB) (713.30 GiB)
I 16:21:46 Destination File System: NTFS
I 16:21:46 File Splitting: Auto
I 16:21:55 Read Speed - Effective: 48x
I 16:21:56 Reading Session 1 of 1... (2 Tracks, LBA: 0 - 107943)
I 16:21:56 Reading Track 1 of 2... (MODE2/FORM1/2352, LBA: 0 - 94293)
I 16:32:06 Reading Track 2 of 2... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 94294 - 107943)
I 16:32:20 Exporting Graph Data...
I 16:32:20 Export Successfully Completed!
I 16:32:20 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:10:28
I 16:32:20 Average Read Rate: 394 KiB/s (2.3x) - Maximum Read Rate: 5,444 KiB/s (31.6x)

 

Thanks!

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