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DVD writer is slower than a turtle!

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I hope I am placing this post in the proper forum. In the past, I have always been able to copy and write DVD's with incredible speed. Recently, both the copying and writing has slowed down to a snail's pace. For example, this a.m. I copied a movie and it took about 30 minutes to read the main disc when in the past it was usually around 5 minutes or less. And it would write the movie to a black DVD in about 15 minutes or so. Today, it took almost an hour to write it and I thought I was going to go crazy. What could be causing this? I have an HP Pavillion, 2.0 gigAMD 64 X2 Dual Core, with 4 gigs of RAM. Belarc says my DVD burner is a TSSTcorp CD/DCDW-TS-H652M(CD-ROM) if that tells you anything. Could the drive be failing? I use DVD Platinum and also DVD Shrink when writing DVD's. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
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The drive is probably failing. They're not designed for heavy duty use day in day out.
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