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DVD read speed

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by spikezor, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. spikezor

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    So, i just got a NEC 2510A burner, and a Samsung DVD-Rom. For the first like 15 copy's it took about 10-15 minutes to read the DVD , then like 10-15 more to copy it. For some reason now, the same discs take about 50 mins to read, and then 10-15 to copy. Any thoughts on why all of a sudden the read time would greatly increase? Or just anyway to speed up the read time.
     
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    Check DMA:
    In your BIOS go to advanced features and you find DMA enabled/disabled switch. It should be enabled.
    In device manager go to IDE cannels and choose the channels, that is connected to your Samsung. In properties/advanced you find something like 'Data mode'. It's value can be selected from a list. Pio or DMA. If not selected, select DMA.
    Let us know, if this helped.
     
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    I couldn't find the DMA settings in my bio's anywhere. And the secondary ide was set to PIO for some reason, so i put it back on "DMA if available" so far it seems to help a little, but, it's not like it originally was yet. Keep throwing other options my way if u can think of them.
     
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    If the drive keeps resetting to PIO it may help to uninstall the drive through Device Manager, reboot, and let Windows detect and install the drive.
     
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    Thankx, in the device manager, it still says the current mode is PIO, im going to try to uninstall and let windows reinstall it... I'll let u kno.
     
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    I think it worked, it's back to DMA settings in Device manager, and current mode is Ultra DMA 2. Im using DVD X Copy Platinum, and it's reading alot faster again.
     

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