There was actually no software (didnt even install the Nero software that came with it). I do understand that it takes a few minutes to pickup and read the cd, but this is not the issue. For example if i was watching a dvd it is contantly accessing my primary controller slowing down the system quite a bit (trying to load just regular pages in explorer (just files from my HDD) takes about 30 seconds).
Now this is not just with the Sony drive but also with a generic 56X cdrom drive as well. Also the drive doesnt read the disk half the time while the LG works perfect. I have formatted and tested without installing anything else yet it still does the same thing. I have checked all settings on my MB but can not find anything that would cause this. I have also tested the Sony drive in another computer and it works great (I just wish i could use it in my computer
about the only thing i could think of is power supply though im only using about 80% or motherboard incompatibility or something has gone on it. It has to be one of the strangest things I have seen so far. Just trying the brilliant brains here to see if anyone can come up with something I havent tried.