I have recently bought a Mitsumi 32X,
it works well except on CD's which are scratched.
Even a slightly scrarched CD will cause the drive to go into
spin-up, spin-down fits. Data comes in VERY slowly (install program for encarta took 3 hours to get to the first box, and the CD almost melted). I also have a Misumi Quad in another PC which can glide over these scratches easily.
A way to slow my 32X to around quad may help. Do you think so? If so, is there anyway to control the speed?
Another note, in case you don't quite understand:
To reach 32X the CD has to spin up (takes about 2 seconds).
It can read slowly (without spinning up) if only getting a dir in dos, but most programs want full speed. This is how I know it is capable of going slow, and it can go well over scratches well at this speed.
Any help will be great!