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Slow read/write, SATA DVDRW drive


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bleu

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Hello,
I am new to this forum and would greatly appreciate any help or suggestions that anyone could offer, thank you.

I recently purchased a new SATA LITE-ON DVDRW drive, model: LH-20A1L. I installed the drive and immediately noticed an extremely slow read/write rate. It took me 1hr and 1 min to burn a 3.5G data DVD O_0 (it burned at .9x)
I am running a Compaq Presario SR175ONX, Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2) with ASUSTek Amberine M 1.03 Mobo. The HDD is SATA and operates perfectly.
I also noticed that I have no "recording tab" on the DVDRW drives properties, I checked that DMA was enabled (both in windows and Bios) and it is. I also updated the drive firmware to the latest version "BL05". The drive came with no drivers, simply Nero 7 essentials (which I did install).
I have no experience with Sata and Sata controllers. Any help with this situation would be greatly appreciated, and if anymore info is needed, please do ask. Thank you.
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What burning program are you using?
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Oops, this did turn out to be a DMA issue. I uninstalled the Secondary IDE channel, rebooted and then was able to put it into DMA.
Thanks again for the reply
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