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Slow cd/dvd drive

New install Windows 10 on a gaming computer. CD/DVD drives run exceptionally slow. Both internal and external have same problem. Any ideas?
64 bit system
ASUS motherboard
Intel core i5 -8400 cpu @ 2.8 ghz 2803 mhz

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Clarification Request
Re: slow

In reply to: Slow cd/dvd drive

Can you tell what "run exceptionally slow" is? A possible answer could be: a 2-hour movie takes 10 hours to play. Or maybe something else?

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Slow CD response

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Slow is any cd put in the drive is read at half the speed or less than any cd drive before windows 10.

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I'm hearing this more and more.

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As we move from HDD to SSD the old CD/DVD is really a slug compared to even the slowest USB thumb drive.

Nod to Kees about the movie playback.

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No answer here

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Yes a data key runs faster than a cd/dvd drive. Not a comparative issue. We have CD/DVD drives that read at 1/2 the speed or less on Windows 10.

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To get into this.

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I would compare the drive make and model. At the office we moved dozens of laptops from W7 to W10 and no speed change as to the CD/DVDs. But we do have some drives at 8X and some at higher speeds so we do see that issue. Now if there is some antivirus package examining those files being copied then there's an area to check as well.

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We are talking about reading from the drive on my desktop computer. I can put the CD in laptop computer w/ Windows 10 and not have the problem.

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Re: CD

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So it's not a Windows 10 issue, since your laptop with Windows 10 reads the CD at twice the speed your desktop does. Then maybe it's a hardware issue.

Try Nero disc speed and see what it says. You can download it from , if you don't happen to have the whole suite installed already . Worth a try, although it doesn't list Windows 10 as supported. To exclude the possible effects of your antivirus, compare the result with av running and av disabled.

Post was last edited on August 12, 2018 12:04 PM PDT

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