I got a new v7 fitted with a Magic 3.1, only had it for a week before getting it chipped. Anyways, everything is great, however, I noticed that my CD-R backups take much longer to boot than the DVD-R and DVD+R that I have, and the laser is MUCH louder than the DVD's are, it makes the reading noise much louder, no out of the ordinary sounds though that would make me suspicious otherwise. Is this in any way bad or damaging to my console? I know these backups are high quality because they worked perfectly on a v4 no solder ps2, and they were all burned at 1X using Verbatim and Fujifilm media, which is in my opinion the two best CD-R media around.
I'm just wondering if there's any good reason why backups that had no trouble on a horrible no solder would suddenly be harder to read on a better ps2 laser with a magic 3.1 in it. Bill Ederer put in my chip, so I know it was done to the best quality possible. If you have any ideas, please let me know, thanks!