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DMA - Do you have it ON or OFF

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by Oriphus, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    State whether DMA is on or off on your DVD Writer and state why you have it like this.

    Mine was off, worked fine, its now on, works fine.
     
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    Turned mine on, doesn't affect burning but it helps with ripping; 3-4 times faster.

    (I know what you're thinking..... "Get off your wallet Ken and buy a DVD-ROM!)
     
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    I've always had mine ON from day one...never had a problem : )

    FINITO
     
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    P.S. "Ken , get off your wallet" !!

    [bold]LOL [/bold]
     
  5. Tosca

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    So...
    In conclusion it ain't matter whether you have it "on" or "off"...

    BTW mine is "on", becuz thet wuz how 'twas configgered.
     
  6. Oriphus

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    Its strange though. I have read many problems that have been fixed by either turning the DMA on or turning it off. Does it one know why this would be a problem, considering Windows98 doesnt even have the feature and DVD Writers work fine with them.
     
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    My Windows 98 laptop has that option. But when I turned it on the drive wouldn't even read anymore.
     
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    I think some of the newer version came with it but i dont think the original had it as i have seen patches for installing them for 98. The fact that it didnt work when it was turned on leaves me wondering why it does sometimes, and doesnt other times. I hope a techy wizard visits this thread.
     
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