08-09-2006, 12:47 PM
| | Re: DVD writer slow burning
Thank you guys for your quick response.
Sorry, forgot to mention: there was no changes in setup. The same
medias, similar patterns of data, DMA is enabled. I'm just wondering
how long those writers last?
Is 300-400 disks brings burner to the of its life?
Rod Speed wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote
> > I was happy with my LG 4163 DVD burner. It used to take about 12-13
> > minutes to burn a DVD at 4x speed. I burned around 350 DVDs. All of a
> > sudden it started to take about 35 minutes to burn a DVD at 4x speed.
> > What happened? The laser is getting weaker?
> Can you try it in a different system ? That would distinguish
> between the drive going bad and the system its in with a problem.
> If you cant, check if DMA is enabled on the drive. Win can decide
> that there are too many errors with a drive and run it in PIO mode
> for safety and that can produce a sustantial slow down.
> If it turns out to be the drive, not worth bothering with why,
> they are so cheap now that you might as well just buy another.