For a while now my Lite-On DVD drive started burning slowly ever since I installed Win2000 (SP4) as a primary OS on a (fairly) old computer system. Before I had XP running, and the burner was burning at full speed for both DVD and CD. 48x for CD and 16x for DVD. When I installed Win2000, it started to slow down the CD max burn was @ 10x to 16x and DVD no more than 2x.
At that point, I thought the OS was a problem, so I asked around and they said it had nothing to do with the OS. I assumed my burner had just started to die, even though I had it for 6 months.
Just today, I bought a new burner to replace it. A Sony DRU-830A. I got it working, then I tested something to burn. It took 1 hour to burn a full DVD using Nero 7 (that came with the Drive). Even though I set the burn speeds to 16x. I tested using a CD, no more that 16x when trying to burn at MAX speed.
Instead, I thought again and my Lite-on wasn't dying, but it was the OS. So I used a fresh install of WinXP SP2 (on another HDD), and installed Nero 7. I tried burning again, it took another hour to burn a full DVD and the same thing with burning CD as peviously mentioned.
I've burnt stuff using other apps, to see if Nero was the problem, but the same thing happens. I used SONY 1-16x and TDK 1-16x DVD-Rs and Verbatims 52x CD-Rs. Both (before the problem) are capable at burning at different speeds.
So the problem is, why aren't my DVD drives burning at the desired speeds? Reading speeds are normal, but burning speeds are slow? Could anyone help me resolve this problem?
Any help is VERY much appreciated. Thanks.
I just started burning a DVD using DVD Decypter and just noticed that I have a 0% Buffer, but the Device buffer still is active. Maybe thats a problem? BTW I'm a computer noob.
Edited by leingod, 08 January 2007 - 03:28 AM.