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Re: dd: error reading '/dev/sr0': Input/output error

>> When copying a dvd to file on the harddrive, I'm getting the message
>> dd: error reading '/dev/sr0': Input/output error
>> If I first run dvdbackup, then Ctrl-C out of it. I can then reissue
>> the dd command and it will finish fine. If I eject the dvd then insert
>> another dvd, the same situation occurs.

> Classic slow spinup. You can get a better dvd drive that /might/ be faster.

You could be right. It hasn't been a problem in the past, but haven't needed to dd a disk in a while.
To test your idea, what other spinup task do you suggest I substitute for dvdbackup?