OK, this is starting to get annoying now. If I access the drive right after putting a disc in, it's fine. However, if the drive spins down, it never spins back up to full speed. I can use Nero CD Speed to force a spin-up and then it works fine. The drive is using firmware VDS18.
I'd rather not have to use Nero's DriveSpeed, since that's one more thing running all the time and eating memory. EDIT: DriveSpeed does NOT work. If the drive spins down, it registers the current speed as 2x and does not bump it back up. So far only Nero CD Speed can (by starting a transfer rate test then cancelling it).
Anyone got any ideas? As in is my drive dying?